Category: Agriculture

Why Adesina won 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

The World Food Prize Foundation has explained why Dr Akinwumi Adesina won the 250,000 dollars 2017 World Food Prize Laureate prize on Monday. President of the Foundation, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn said Adesina won the prize …

FG to establish staple crops processing zones

The Federal Government plans to tackle post-harvest losses put at nine billion dollars annually through multiple approaches, including setting up of staple crops processing zones. Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, made the …

BOA disburses N2.4bn loan to farmers

The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) on Thursday said that it had disbursed N2.4 billion loan to farmers participating in the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) in Niger. BOA’s Managing Director, Dr …

Nigeria releases economic recovery plans

Nigeria unveiled a sweeping economic recovery plan on Tuesday, including measures to reduce its dependence on oil and to relax foreign exchange restrictions, in a drive to pull Africa’s largest economy out of its first …