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Harvest Spotlight: Maize

Maize is a valuable commodity that is geographically dispersed across Nigeria and suitable for most Nigerians. It is perhaps the most common staple food in developing countries, providing food for 900 million people earning less than US $2 per day. Economics The world-wide consumption of

poverty and agriculture

Exploring agriculture’s key role in reducing poverty

The two researchers, along with Robert Bertram, chief scientist at the USAID Bureau for Food Security and Ian Walker, manager of the World Bank Jobs Group, discussed agricultural development and its impact on job quality and the livelihoods of the poor at an IFPRI policy

Russia: WTO Notifications on EAEU Phytosanitary Requirements

On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/102/Add.1 that “The Common Quarantine Phytosanitary Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union” was approved on November 30, 2016, and that it will come into force July 1, 2017. On April 3, 2017, the

Dangote to intensify local sourcing of sugarcane for refining

To consolidate its earnings and position in the sugar industry, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has concluded plans to intensify its refined sugar from locally grown sugarcane. The move will aid self-sufficiency in sugar production and eliminate reliance on foreign exchange, as well as the current

Senegal – Cotton and Products Update

MY 2016/17 seed cotton production from the selected West African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, and Senegal) could reach 1.9 million tons (3.6 million bales) representing 19 per cent increase compared to previous year’s. Burkina Faso did not plant Bt cotton in MY2016/17