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Nigeria: Borno Deploys Agro Rangers To Accelerate Agricultural Activities

Nigeria: Borno Deploys Agro Rangers To Accelerate Agricultural Activities

  The Borno Government, North East Nigeria, says it will deploy agro-rangers to protect farmers against attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state. Gov. Babagana Zulum disclosed this on Monday while responding to requests by the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, who paid him a Sallah homage, at the Government House, Maiduguri. […]

China Lifts Ban On Beef Imports From South Africa

  China has lifted the ban on beef imports, following a unique decision by the Chinese government after an expert team was sent to South Africa to study the situation of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the country. On 7 January 2019, South Africa lost its ‘FMD disease-free zone without vaccination’ status, as granted […]

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Nigeria: 10,000 Farmers In Kogi to Benefit World Bank $200 Million Grant … to Boost Rice, Cashew and Cassava Production

  A World Bank reform Programme known as States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability (SFTAS) is a program aimed at supporting the Federal Government to strengthen the fiscal transparency, accountability, and sustainability in the participating states. The program is a hybrid with two components of activities that support Nigerian states to achieve the key result […]

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Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

  African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Equatorial Guinea […]

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The 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

  A unique mapping approach that will give smallholder farmers a ‘best fit’ for what to grow, where and how, has been awarded the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security1 thanks to its potential to improve productivity in food insecure areas and countries. The approach, called Innovation Mapping for Food Security (IM4FS), is […]

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Advertorial: Olam @  IFT  2019 , Re-imaging Global Agriculture

  Premium cocoa ingredients and superior spices – explore how Olam is re-imagining global agriculture at IFT 2019 stand 2819 Visit Olam Cocoa and Olam Spices at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo on June 2-5, 2019, in New Orleans at stand 2819. Both business units of Olam International (Olam […]

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Olam International Prices US$120 Million US Debt Private Placement

  Olam International Limited (“Olam”) announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Olam Americas Inc. (“OAI”) has successfully priced a US$120 million issuance of 5-year fixed rate notes (the “Notes”) via a private placement. The Notes were placed to 9 investors at a fixed coupon of 3.89% for 5 years. Proceeds from the issue of […]

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South Africa Committed To Land Reform … hands Over Lands To Communities

  Deputy President David Mabuza says government is working hard to restore the dignity of all South Africans through the Land Reform Programme. “As government, we want to restore human dignity. We must be at the forefront of transformation,” the Deputy President said at a land handover ceremony in Seoding, Northern Cape, on Tuesday. The […]

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