Nigeria: Maize production increase by 60%

The annual production of maize in 2015 was 8 million metric tons but it rose to 20 million metric tons in 2020 which is a 60% increase. This report was given by the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN). Abubakar Bello, the National President of MAAN, while giving a...

Revolutionizing African Agriculture with Hi Tech Equipment

FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURE TO FLOURISH, HI-TECH EQUIPMENT WILL BE NEEDED African agriculture has slowly evolved from the time when a black woman with a hoe in the hands was the default symbol of agriculture in Africa. Over the years, farmers have adopted mechanization at...

Mechanisation: Lessons learned from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa. Although up to 90% of farmers still rely on manual labour or working animals, this is changing. The shift is driven by falling machinery prices and rising rural wages. Agricultural economist the University of...