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Pitch AgriHack Calls for Innovative Agri-Entrepreneurs


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a global institution in agriculture is inviting innovative agricultural entrepreneurs to apply for the 4th edition of the Pitch AgriHack competition. Pitch AgriHack was first launched in 2015 aiming at accelerating youth digital entrepreneurship in agriculture to create jobs and drive growth

AfDB to fund 17 SMEs in the agriculture sector

As part of its transformative agenda for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa, the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced $3.39million funding for 17 new Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector. The

Senate to pass Agriculture, Industry and Modernisation bill into law

ABUJA – THE Senate, yesterday declared that when passed into law, the Bill on Agriculture, Industry and Modernisation currently before the Senate would transform Nigeria. According to the Senate, the bill when passed into law, will give the required legal framework for mechanized farming in the country, particularly in the area

Nigeria Seeks Closer Agriculture Tie With Pakistan

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ashimiyu A Olaniyi has called for stronger agriculture and research collaboration between Nigeria and Pakistan to ensure food security and rural development. The Commission made the call when he visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, UAF, on Friday and called on UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar

Ben Ayade test runs Africa’s first rice city project

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State has said that he was optimistic that the state’s economy would soon record a giant leap with the expected generation of over N70 billion yearly from the state’s Rice City project. Governor Ben Ayade The governor, during the test run of the project situated

FG, States partner to establish pesticide factories

Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa says state governments are working in close collaboration with the Federal Government to establish pesticides producing factories in the country. Speaking to newsmen in Dutse on Saturday, Abubakar stated that the collaboration is aimed at reducing the cost of crop production. He stated that other state governments

Nigeria needs N2.98 billion to curb armyworm infestation in farms

The Federal Government says it requires N2.98 billion to curb the armyworm infestation of farmlands across the country. Mike Kanu, the Deputy Director, Horticulture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja at a meeting with Commissioners for Agriculture from the 36 states on Thursday. He warned that the

Buhari’s govt creates millionaires through farming – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government’s agricultural empowerment programme had created new set of millionaires in farming. Mohammed said this on Channels TV’s programme, “Sunrise Daily,” while discussing the mid-term report of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The minister revealed that many