Global Rural Revitalization Is the Solution to Poverty and Hunger

Rural areas are in crisis. Rural residents make up 45 percent of the world’s population but bear a disproportionate burden of poverty, malnutrition, and poor quality of life. The global rural poverty rate is 17 percent (compared to 7 percent in urban areas). Rural people comprise 70 percent of the world’s extremely poor. Rural areas …

Ghana Agric Stakeholders Deliberate on Policy

Stakeholders in the agricultural value chain have converged in Accra to validate a proposed Ghana Agricultural Engineering Policy and Strategy (GAEPS) aimed at boosting mechanization in the sector. The GAEP when fully adopted will help in safeguarding food security, assist consistency with environmental conservation practices, and help the country to be steady with economic and …

President Buhari vows to sustain investment in Agric

The Nigeria’s President has issued a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians, boost food production and increase jobs in the sector. According to him, ‘‘Nigerians are already benefiting from the good …

World Bank and AFDB to Support Nigeria,other with $47.5b on Climate Change

Nigeria and other African countries will benefit from the World Bank and the African Development Bank funding. They are about to commit $47.5bn by 2025 to help African countries tackle the effects of climate change. Despite contributing four per cent of the global greenhouse-gas emissions, more than 65 per cent of Africa’s population is directly …

Nigeria Economic Outlook

The growing importance of services has bolstered growth in the economy. The sector accounts for about half of GDP, dwarfing the 10% from oil and 22% from agriculture. Real GDP growth was an estimated 1.9% in 2018, reflecting a recovery in services and industry— particularly mining, quarrying, and manufacturing. The recovery benefited from greater availability …

Nigeria Overtakes Egypt In Rice Production

Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa, Director-General,Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley has said . Roy-Macauley, told The Nation that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduction by almost 40 percent this …