Tags : Agriculture

Women on the Fringe of Africa’s Agritech Revolution

Yemisi Akande is a maize farmer, her farm is situated in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos. She has been trying to get a loan to support her maize business to no avail; a number of microfinance banks that Akande approached declined to give her a loan. Among the challenges she also faces is the high […]Read More

Agric Sector Records N1.7tn Trade Deficit In Nine Months

Between January and September this year, the agricultural sector recorded a trade deficit of N1.7tn as exports stood at N371.8bn while imports rose to N2.1tn. The latest National Bureau of Statistics’ foreign trade report has shown that the total value of trading in agricultural goods during the first three quarters of 2021 was N2.4tn. Breakdown […]Read More

Benin Confirms Outbreak Of H5N1 Avian Flu

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Benin Republic has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 avian flu in two districts near the capital Porto Novo. On Wednesday, Benin became the latest West African country to declare an avian flu outbreak, after Ivory Coast identified the disease last week near its commercial capital Abidjan. […]Read More

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ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s Insecurity Threatens Agricultural Growth

Nigeria’s agricultural sector might begin to plunge in its growth owing to recurrent insecurity challenges emanating from different parts of the country. The impact of these insecurity challenges, just like the COVID-19 pandemic, are beginning to deny farmers and traders access to grow crops and make sales respectively. The Nigerian… You must be registered to […]Read More