Agriculture

Tanzania farmers adopts vegetable farming to improve nutrition

Tan TomThe farmers in Tanzania are encouraged to grow elite varieties of vegetables, enriched with high-value nutritional content, in order to fight malnutrition, hunger and double agricultural productivity and income of smallholders

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Adesina receives American university’s highest honour, the ‘Order of the Griffin’

GriffinAkinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has received the Order of the Griffin award, one of Purdue University’s highest honours, recognising his vision to boost up agricultural economy in Africa

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Mauritius allocates land to Chagossian community to run agricultural training centre

ChagossianThe government of Mauritius has allocated a 500 sq m plot in Pointe aux Sables to the Chagos refugees group for establishing a training centre to provide agricultural and handicraft education to the young Chagossians

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AfDB initiates strategy to attain 513mn tonnes of additional food production

Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in AfricaThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed the technologies for African agricultural transformation (TAAT) initiative, a knowledge and innovation-based response, aiming to meet the need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa

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Adesina named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

Adesina PrizeBeing named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), pledged to devote the US$250,000 prize money to support young African farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs in the continent

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