Agriculture

Olam Nigeria helps to Ondo State cocoa farmers

Bola Olam cocoaOlam Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Singapore-based leading food and agri-business Olam International, is training more than 8,000 cocoa farmers in Ondo State to help them improve cocoa crop yields

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Alwan Ali Hassan is acting managing director at Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture

BOA Bola AFAlwan Ali Hassan, a banker and businessman, has been appointed as the acting managing director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), the Nigerian government-owned  bank that provides credit to large and small-scale farmers in the country

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Task Force on COVID-19 impacts on Africa’s food security begins work

AF 7 May FAO sizedEnsuring people have access to food by keeping borders open for trade is critical during COVID-19, FAO director-general QU Dongyu said during the first meeting of the Task Force on the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition in Africa

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FAO seeds distribution drive continues in South Sudan

fao seed driveThe UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed seeds and essential farming tools to 500 households as part of its Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) in South Sudan

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Wageningen University’s greenhouse challenge progressing well for AuTomatoes

Team AuTomatoesThe Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge aims to maximise the yield and quality of his crop while minimising the use of resources, to save costs

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