Seed producers schooled on hybrid maize seeds
Seed producers schooled on hybrid maize seeds

Koforidua, Aug 21 – A two day workshop on the production of hybrid seeds and to introduce seed producers to high yielding new hybrid maize seed by the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, has started at Koforidua. The workshop was organized by WACCI with support from Alliance for

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Cultivation on the continent
Cultivation on the continent

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, on tailored approaches and policies to increase agricultural production and investment How can Africa’s agriculture industry be improved? KALIBATA: It is important that governments prioritise investment in infrastructure to drive agricultural productivity, open up markets and increase private investment in the sector. Without infrastructure,

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Focus on agriculture to reap benefits of AfCFTA – Ghana urged
Focus on agriculture to reap benefits of AfCFTA – Ghana urged

Agriculture, particularly, food trade remains one of the important areas Ghana should focus on to harness the benefits of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) recently adopted by African heads of state, Interim Regional Head, West Africa of the Africa Green Revolution Alliance (AGRA), Forster Boateng has said. To this end, he has called

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Kaduna to establish agric e-library to boost food production
Kaduna to establish agric e-library to boost food production

The Kaduna State government is set to establish an e-library and data banks for its Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to strengthen the capacity of the staff of the ministry in the areas of planning and budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and coordination. This is aimed at boosting food production in the state. Project Manager of the

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2019 Potato Regulations: A New Dawn for Farmers
2019 Potato Regulations: A New Dawn for Farmers

The vast plains of Laikipia County in Kenya are home to two kinds of potato farmers; those that can access the market directly, and those that must go through dealers commonly referred to as ‘middlemen’. This is because, transporting this commodity to the market place often attracts an extra burden of costs, one that many

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Dr. Agnes Kalibata Receives McGill University’s Honorary Doctorate
Dr. Agnes Kalibata Receives McGill University’s Honorary Doctorate

Remarks by Dr. Agnes Kalibata – Spring Convocation, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences McGill University June 5, 2019 – I want to start by acknowledging Chancellor Meighen; Principal and Vice-Chancellor Fortier; Mr. Panda, Chair of the Board of Governors; members of the platform party, proud parents and guests; and most of all, the graduating class of 2019 in whose

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“Thanks to this new maize, I am the proud owner of a mobile phone!”, says 80-year old grandma
“Thanks to this new maize, I am the proud owner of a mobile phone!”, says 80-year old grandma

“My age-mates reckon I am getting younger every year,” says Mary Muthoni from Kimunyu Location in Gatundu, Kiambu County. After her husband died in a car accident several years, ago, 80-year old Muthoni was left to fend for six boys and two girls, with little else but her one-acre plot of land. Hers is not

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Thanks to my VBA, I no longer need to do laundry for families, says young green maize trader
Thanks to my VBA, I no longer need to do laundry for families, says young green maize trader

When Margaret Wangui, 23, attended one of the field days called by one of the Youth VBAs in Nachu Ward, Kikuyu sub-County, it was only because business was slow – no one had called her that day to wash clothes, the business she had engaged in for the last 3 years. She was sure she

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From humble house-help, VBA helps Karai youth to embrace to farming
From humble house-help, VBA helps Karai youth to embrace to farming

When the national youth summit opened in Embu County in March 2019, one of the people who gave a presentation to the assembled VIPs was 30-year old Caroline Mugo, an active member of several youth groups in Karai Ward, Kiambu County. “Thinking back to the days I used to combine working as a house-help with

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Corteva Agriscience partners with AGRA to boost Ethiopia farmers’ productivity
Corteva Agriscience partners with AGRA to boost Ethiopia farmers’ productivity
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, signed a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to enable Ethiopia’s cereals, fruit and vegetable farmers get better solutions that boost productivity.

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