Cassava: FG Tasks Scientists on Development of Improved Varieties

The Federal Government has tasked scientists, plant breeders and relevant stakeholders in the cassava value chain on the need to develop more improved varieties of the crop. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr...

Tanzania: Farmers would be encouraged by the new Agriculture budget

Tanzania’s Agriculture Council (ACT) has hailed an “ambitious agriculture budget” that “inspires hope and leads from the front. “The ACT Chairperson, Ms. Jacqueline Mkindi, told a news conference here over the weekend that if fully implemented, the historic budget...

Africa Depends On Cowpea For Nutrition – Umakhihe

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe, has said Nigeria and Africa depend on cowpea (beans) to get a daily dose of their nutritional value. He made this known when he received a delegation from Ghana...