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  • World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

    The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday.

    Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, says the future of […]

  • 20 Food Leaders Under 40

    At Food Tank, we are constantly amazed by the variety of ideas, initiatives, businesses, and research put forth by talented individuals making waves in the food and agriculture sectors. They come from varying backgrounds, regions, and perspectives, and represent a wide range of ages.

    Our present food system has been shaped by the combined efforts of […]

  • Interview with Michael Hailu : CTA and Young ACP Agripreneurs

    More than 10 million young Africans enter the workforce each year, and most of them work in agriculture. The time to transform the sector has arrived. We spoke with CTA Director Michael Hailu, who has been leading the organisation in a strategic orientation towards youth, most recently at the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali.

    CTA’s Strategic […]

  • Five Interesting Quotes from DAY 1 of the #AYAFORUM2017.

    The first ever African Youth Agripreneurs(AYA) Forum kicked off yesterday in Ibadan Nigeria. The event hosted by the International Institutes of Tropical Agriculture holds on the 25th and 26th April 2017. The forum is being organized by the African Development Bank(AFDB) and partners. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, […]

  • Agripreneurs in Africa gather for first-ever youth agribusiness forum

    Youth from all over Africa will come together in the first-ever African Youth Agripreneurs (AYA) Forum in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 25-26 April 2017. The forum provides an opportunity for the youth to show their skills, creativity, and innovativeness in agribusiness, and also relate with other youths, development partners, and stakeholders in the sector.

    The forum, hosted […]

  • Call for nominations now open – Africa Food Prize

    The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

    The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a bright spotlight […]

  • PREVENTING RAT RELATED DISEASES

    Rats, the common household pest is more than a lover of your food but also a deadly disease agent capable of spreading infectious agents to man and his animals.Rats are found everywhere but are more common in heavily populated areas with poor sanitary conditions, but basically they roam around areas where food is available.

    Rats are […]

  • Former Prime Minister of Togo to head United Nations rural poverty agency-IFAD

    Rome, 14 February 2017 – Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized United Nations agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating rural poverty in developing countries around the world.

    “I have come from the rural world. […]

  • AWARENESS ON QUALITY CASHEW NUTS IN NIGERIA: Broadmind Imp. & Exp. trains over 60 Cashew nuts farmers and traders.

    To foster improved agricultural practices at all levels in the supply chain of Nigeria Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) for better economic advantage in terms of increased price and yield, improved quality, higher demand, favorable foreign exchange earnings and greater impact of the country in the international market, Broadmind Imp. & Exp. Limited organized a-day training […]

  • HOW TO ACCESS FINANCE FOR YOUR AGRIBUSINESS DURING RECESSION

    In line with the current economic situation, Agrihub together with other partners have decided to host a virtual workshop to engage youths in Agriculture on how to Access Finance for your Agribusiness.

    As part of its capacity building activities, Agrihub Nigeria invites you to participate in the themed workshop – Financing Agriculture for Economic Development.

    This Workshop […]

  • FG releases 2 hybrid yams, 7 other crop varieties

    The Federal Government has approved the registration and release of nine hybrid crops varieties developed by scientists for Nigerian farmers to boost agricultural production in the country. Dr Sunday Aladele, Registrar, National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.

    NACGRAB […]

  • OPINION: The increase of labor-saving machinery and the present state of Nigerian Agriculture, a challenge or not a challenge?

    The introduction of the increase in “labor-saving machinery” for farm practices is indeed a requirement for improved output and productivity; however its implication on agricultural development with the present state of the country should not be overlooked.

    According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Nigeria has over 84 million hectares of arable […]

  • How I started my farming business- Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how he started his farming business as an apprentice after retiring as the Head of State in 1979.

    He spoke at a lecture in the University of Ibadan on Saturday on the topic: “Agribusiness: Time to act ”
    He disclosed that he enrolled at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training […]

  • Why our stereotypes of African agriculture are all wrong

    From newspaper editors to TV anchors to bloggers, the default symbol of African agriculture is an African woman holding a hand hoe. This imagery highlights the drudgery African women face in farming. But it also conflates family farming with the broader agricultural enterprise.

    As I argue in The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, farming is only […]

  • NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS OFFICIALLY GROWN IN NIGERIA – FG

    The Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has called on Nigerians not to panic over the issue of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO). She said presently no genetically modified organisms are officially grown in Nigeria.

    The Minister stated that, “what we have approval are for field trials”. “All the GMOs in Nigeria officially approved are under experimental fields, […]

  • 3RD ALL AFRICA HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS

    Venue: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture {IITA}, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Date: 7th – 12th August 2016

    The All Africa Horticultural Congress (AAHC) is an initiative of International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The congress is a platform created to facilitate interaction among different sectors of the horticultural industry in Africa.

    The 3rd AAHC with the theme “Horticulture for Improved Livelihoods” is designed to cater […]

  • 50+ Fellowship Programs for Social Innovators

    Whether you are an experienced social innovator or are looking to build your skill set, a fellowship can help take you to the next level–through curriculum, mentorship, collaboration, and connecting with other talented and motivated fellows.Here is a list of 50+ fellowship programs. The first 17 or so fellowships have rolling admission deadlines. The remainder […]

  • WHEN WE SIT TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT CHICKEN

    Looking back, I was the youngest person both in age and experience in the room. The meeting room was filled with senior colleagues and researchers and major stakeholders necessary for the discussions. Some of these individuals I have only met via research papers and read about the work they do on improving animal production in […]