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African Development Bank announces new agricultural transformation strategy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative to tackle the need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. 25 African countries have already confirmed their participation in supporting the AdDB’s current Feed Africa Strategy which aims to elimate the current massive importation of […]

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IITA LAUNCHES TOTAL WAR ON BANANA BUNCHY TOP DISEASE (BBTD) IN OGUN STATE.

It was Wednesday 23rd August, 2017, the venue was a conglomerate of villages of Ilashe, Idologun, Alari and the suburbs, everybody waiting eagerly to received once again, the members of The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), all in an effort to launch total war on Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) in the invading communities. […]

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Nigeria Inaugurates the Higher Institution Tractorisation Initiative (HITI)

The Higher Institution Tractorisation Initiative is a joint agreement on Nigeria Agricultural Mechanisation Local Content Support Initiative between the University of Nigeria, and a firm, Hightech System Limited. At the inauguration of the initiative, The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, stated that the country would require more than 100,000 new tractors […]

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Yam improvement for income and food security in West Africa.

The N3.6bn International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s yam development project which is being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation listed Nigeria and Ghana as beneficiaries. In Nigeria, the yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa Project II will be implemented in the Federal Capita Territory, Oyo, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa and […]

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IFAD in Nigeria

Since 1985, IFAD has financed nine programmes and projects in Nigeria, with a total loan commitment of over US$232. 2 million. The country currently attracts over 40 per cent of the financial resources that IFAD allocates to Western and Central Africa. All programmes and projects have addressed the livelihood needs of poor rural people, including […]