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Combining old knowledge and new ideas in fishing in Kalimantan

Smallholder fish farmers in rural Kalimantan are turning towards sustainability, with some assistance from an agribusiness company. Every morning after his prayers and breakfast, fish farmer Ipong has a huddle with his fellow fishermen, discussing new ideas to improve the farm.  Ipong and his team started

How do smallholder farmers benefit from sustainable agriculture?

How are sustainable agricultural practices, transforming smallholder livelihoods for the better? A group of smallholder farmers from Tegal Mulyo village, South Sumatra, made history when it entered Indonesia’s national book of records for the second time in a row last year. The cooperative, KUD Barokah Jaya,

Nigeria suspends plan to export sorghum to UK

Nigeria suspended its plan to begin exporting sorghum to the United Kingdom in 2020, as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the country representative of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hakeem Ajeigbe, has said. Mr Ajeigbe told PREMIUM TIMES in March 2020

Feed fight: African consumers hit as Asia gobbles up rice supplies

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Tightening global supplies of basic foodstuffs and disruptions to shipping caused by the coronavirus pandemic are driving up the cost of rice, the most important staple food for billions of people worldwide. Rising food prices are a worrying trend in countries that depend

Nigeria doing poorly in agric research — Senate President

Nigeria is doing poorly in agricultural research despite the country’s high poverty level and and food insufficiency, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has said. The senate president said this on Thursday as the Senate considered a bill that seeks to amend the Agricultural Research and

Nigeria: Govt to Roll Out Policy On Mining Royalties

In its bid to increase revenue generation from mining, the Federal Government will soon come up with a new policy that will ensure mining companies pay the accurate royalties from their sales. The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah,

Nigeria’s Infrastructure Gap; Too Little Too Late?

Recently, the Minister of Finance and Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed that the sum of N650bn has been released for capital projects in 2019, adding that the finance ministry plans to release up to N900bn for capital projects by the end of