Climate change will cause 22% decrease in yields for Africa’s rain-fed agriculture

African Development Bank’s Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Dr. Kevin Kariuki, has said climate change will cause a decrease in yields of eight to 22 per cent for Africa’s rain-fed stable crops over the next 20 years. He spoke at a webinar titled, ‘Are Climate-Smart and Digital Agriculture Solutions the Silver...
Zabarmari Massacre

Zabarmari Massacre: Farmers union asks Nigerian Govt to ‘defoliate, bulldoze’ Sambisa forest

The All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria has urged the federal government to take a decisive action against Boko Haram after Saturday’s killing of scores of farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State. The group said the slaying of 43 rice farmers portend disaster for Nigeria’s food supply system. It suggested the “defoliation and bulldozing” of the Sambisa...

Buhari seeks inclusion of youths in modern farming

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged agencies in the nation’s agriculture sector to readjust priorities for the inclusion of youths in modern farming. During the launch of the National Young Farmers Scheme, designed by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) in Abuja yesterday, the President reiterated that agriculture remained the backbone of the Nigerian economy...

Nigerians urged to invest in Agriculture

The newly-elected National President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA), Mrs. Linda Agua-Onyekwelu, has called on Nigerians to invest in agriculture. A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Emeka Nwuzor, said Agua-Onyekwelu, an expert in integrated agro-allied businesses, gave the advice during the recently held national convention of the association to elect new...

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