Agriculture: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 12:54 pm
Nigeria facing reality that the country may not be able to rely on oil revenue in the future, looks to boost agriculture sector
Dana Sanchez, 1:17 pm
In an effort to boost investment in Nigerian agriculture and diversify Nigeria’s economy away from oil and gas, the country has attracted $8 billion in foreign investment in agribusiness and aims to boost that to more than $10 billion by 2015.
Dana Sanchez, 12:20 am
Most Africans earn a living from agriculture but for many, transitioning from subsistence farming to commercialization of their operations will require governments to invest in agriculture, Jane Karuku told an audience this week at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town.
Dana Sanchez, 11:34 pm
Most produce eaten by Africans living in urban areas is grown illegally in urban areas. A five-year project by German and African agriculturalists and other academics aims to boost urban African farming.
Dana Sanchez, 11:24 pm
Africa is losing 4 percent to 12 percent of it agricultural gross domestic product to environmental degradation such as desertification and drought, according to a study published in April.
Dana Sanchez, 6:21 pm
A Harvard University professor tried to overcome Ugandan farmers’ objections to genetically modified seeds by invoking national food security at a lecture in Kampala.
Dana Sanchez, 11:21 pm
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the AU Commission met Tuesday to discuss eliminating hunger in Africa with African ministers of agriculture and rural development and representatives from Brazil, China and Vietnam.
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