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Africa Food Prize Opens 2018 Nominations

Africa Food Prize has announced the commencement of the search for the 2018 Africa Food Prize Winner. This is a distinguished award that recognises outstanding indi-viduals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that …

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‘Improving Rural-Urban Links Crucial for Farmers’

Recently The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held an international conference in Abuja to present key findings from the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, the latest in an annual analysis of developments in food policy around the developing world, RABIYAT USMAN who was at the event writes: With rapid …

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19 Northern States to Spend N100bn in 2017

Sokoto Leads with N14.6bn Benue, N9.9bn Katsina, N8bn: From Ibrahim Goronyo (Sokoto), John Shiando (Makurdi), Dan Amusingha (Minna), Jude Dangwam (Jos), Nicholas Justus (Kaduna), Tunde Oyekola (Ilorin), Julius Atabor (Lokoja), Hisham Habib (Kano), Abubakar Abubakar (Lafia) In a move to diversify their economies and reduce over dependence on the Federation …

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Potential Disincentives for Contract Farming

By Iorwuese Tyopev: Although there are a lot of benefits in contract farming (CF), it is by no means a panacea to agricultural commercialization and poverty reduction. Several concerns have been raised regarding the desirability of contract farming, foremost of which involves the opportunistic nature of designed CF arrangements, in-transparent …

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