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20 January

Nigeria greenlights commercialization of climate-smart GM-maize NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the green light for the commercial release of genetically modified (GMO) maize varieties designed to withstand drought and fend off pests. (Nigeria, Ibadan: January 12, 2024) The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the commercial release of transgenic insect-resistant and drought-tolerant maize […]

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30 December

ADC: UNLOCKING THE WEALTH OF AFRICA’S AGRICULTURE, PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ON OFFER The Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) is a Cape Town-based firm specializing in agribusiness project identification, development, facilitation and management across the African continent. Hennie van der Merwe, the CEO, has the following to say about the company and its ventures: We firmly […]

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05 March

Data released by the United Nations shows that about 278 million people in Africa, around one- fifth of the continent’s total population, are affected by hunger as of 2021. This figure is about 50 million higher than in 2019. The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises showed that at least one in five Africans goes to bed hungry and an estimated 140 million people on the continent face acute food insecurity.

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05 March

Tingo Foods to revolutionize Africa’s food industry with US$1.6bn agri-food processing plant in Nigeria     NIGERIA – Agri-food company Tingo Foods, a subsidiary of the Tingo International Holding Inc group, has announced the beginning of a US$1.6 billion agri-food processing unit construction in Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State. What will the plant produce ? The […]

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08 January

Nigeria: Bridging the knowledge gap in protected cropping     No need to reiterate how CEA offers opportunities to improve food supply and safety. The old story goes that it is more easily said than done, especially when setting up such cultivation settings. That is why Farmer Samson Ogbole and Soilless Farm Lab have embarked […]

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27 September

Prosper Cashew Convenes Industry Stakeholders to Transform Cashew Processing in Nigeria The project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) and implemented by TechnoServe, gathered key industry players in Abuja today ABUJA, Nigeria, September 26, 2022/ — Today, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Embassy […]

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25 January

Worldwide Pandemic Can’t Stop Irrigation Project by Grethe Bestbier, Agrico   All turnkey irrigation projects bring about their own challenges. A turnkey project executed during a global pandemic, even more so. An ongoing Agrico project located on Panda farm in Nigeria was initiated during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. From inaccessible roads and large electricity bills […]

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08 February

Fan Milk Plc to Establish Dairy Farm and Training Institute in Nigeria as Part of Backward Integration Program     Fan Milk Plc, Nigerian subsidiary of multinational food-products corporation Danone, has inked a partnership agreement with the government of Ogun state to undertake a backward integration project to enhance local dairy production. The signing ceremony […]

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19 January

Nigeria’s Largest Egg Producer ‘Premium Poultry’ Powers its Facility with Renewable Energy by Food Business Africa News     Premium Poultry Farms, Nigeria’s largest egg producer has entered into an agreement with renewable energy supplier, Rensource Energy and Empower New Energy, an impact investment company based in Norway to install a solar photovoltaic system at […]

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