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How Nigeria has fared in rice production since 1999

Nigeria has produced more rice in the last five years than at any other time since the return of democracy in 1999, data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows. The FAO data shows that between 2014 and 2019, Nigeria maintained top

FG to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country. The government said the mechanisation centres will support food production in all the local government areas of

FG plans to establish 142 agro-processing centers

The Nigerian government said it has set up plans to establish 142 agro-processing centers across the country, with one center in each senatorial district of the six geo-political zones. The government said the development will help revolutionize the agricultural sector in Nigeria. The Minister of

COVID-19 speeds up digitization of African agricultural sector

When it became harder in Kenya for plant and animal health specialists to meet physically with farmers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides embraced digital agriculture services. And when farmers found it difficult to buy agri-products like seeds and fertilizer, they turned to online

Coronavirus: FAO seeks $350 million to fight hunger

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19’s impact could be devastating. In a report published on the FAO webpage, the agency said its new funding request of $350