How farmers should cope with climate change

Agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing to food security and employment of rural households. Climate change has adversely affected this sector and the situation is expected to worsen in the future.  Climate change is likely to contribute...

Innovations, private sector hold key to jobs

Given the current state of the global economy and the recent outpouring of discontent in countries where job opportunities are few, unemployment is arguably the most pressing issue confronting policymakers worldwide. As we approach the General Elections, one issue...

Nigeria: FG has established a national food security committee

The Nigeria  Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has established five national steering committees to oversee donor-funded initiatives. The projects will improve food security, create jobs, and diversify the economy. Rural Access and...

Kano Empowers 455,000 Youths, Women on Mechanised Farming

Kano Empowers 455,000 Youths, Women on Mechanised FarmingTo revolutionalise agriculture, ensure food security, and create jobs, the Kano State government has said it has trained 455,000 youth and women in mechanised farming. The development was disclosed at the...