Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa

Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to…

Transforming agriculture to address climate change and other global challenges

In a speech to ministers, government, private sector and civil society representatives attending the biannual meeting of FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG), the Director-General noted how &#8220…

United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward Zero Hunger Challenge

The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to…

UN Secretary General’s climate resilience initiative set to mobilize and accelerate climate action for sustainable development

Partners of a new UN-led platform to mobilize and accelerate action on climate resilience have agreed to move ahead with plans that will help meet the needs of a…

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Katsina Onion Farmers Record Bumper Harvest

Onion farmers in Katsina State, this year, recorded bumper harvest just as high market demand of the produce has pushed its price higher than last year’s. Usman Almu Bazanga, an onion farmer in Danja LGA, attributed the current high…

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FG To Reap $5b Annually From Cassava – Ogbeh

FG To Reap $5b Annually From Cassava – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the country is targeting to reap over $5billion annually…