Opinion: Responding to crisis — growing Africa’s food systems

In recent years, Africa has been dealing with a multitude of overlapping food systems shocks — climate-induced drought and floods, locust attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict. The World Bank warns that for each one percentage point increase in...

Lagos Govt. to Enhance Productivity of Small, Medium-Scale Farmers

The Lagos State Government has said it is strongly committed to enhancing the agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers as well as improving value addition along the agricultural value chain. Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola...

Unlocking agri-market potential through funding

One of the keys to helping end poverty in Africa is the ability of countries and economies to improve food security and end hunger. And for prospective agriculture students, this means the need for agriculture bursaries and financing in order to help them...

Nigeria to conduct National Agriculture Sample Census

The World Bank and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) under the supervision of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is planning to embark on a National Agriculture Sample Census (NASC) to ensure that data on agricultural yields in Nigeria are accurate. This...

Cameroon received $100million to Fight Food Insecurity

More than US$100 million in loans were authorized by the World Bank on Monday (May 2) to help Cameroon deal with food and nutrition shortages. The financing will be provided by the International Development Association, according to a press release (IDA). The fund...