Agriculture

FAO gains in fight against Desert Locusts in East Africa and Yemen

desert locust 12 MayThe director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) QU Dongyu, said that significant gains had been made in the fight against the desert locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen

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Edo State to focus on agriculture post COVID-19

bola edo statePost COVID-19, the Edo State government will focus on developing human capital in agriculture, agribusiness, agro-processing and allied fields to groom and harness knowledge and skillsets of its teeming youth population for an agriculture-based  economy

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Olam Nigeria helps to Ondo State cocoa farmers

Bola Olam cocoaOlam Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Singapore-based leading food and agri-business Olam International, is training more than 8,000 cocoa farmers in Ondo State to help them improve cocoa crop yields

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Alwan Ali Hassan is acting managing director at Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture

BOA Bola AFAlwan Ali Hassan, a banker and businessman, has been appointed as the acting managing director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), the Nigerian government-owned  bank that provides credit to large and small-scale farmers in the country

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Task Force on COVID-19 impacts on Africa’s food security begins work

AF 7 May FAO sizedEnsuring people have access to food by keeping borders open for trade is critical during COVID-19, FAO director-general QU Dongyu said during the first meeting of the Task Force on the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition in Africa

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