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How IITA is destroying food biodiversity in Africa

How IITA is destroying food biodiversity in Africa

InformAfrica reports on how the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is destroying Africa’s traditional agriculture and limiting food biodiversity on the continent, with the introduction of their controversial and health risky genetic engineering practices.

Nollywood actors to promote GMO Yellow Cassava to Nigerians

Nollywood actors to promote GMO Yellow Cassava to Nigerians

There is a new food crop in town called “Vitamin A Cassava” or “Yellow Cassava”, that was genetically developed by HarvestPlus under the guise of helping Nigerians and Africans to end lack of food nutrition; and they have hired Nollywood actors to help promote the farming and consumption of the new genetically engineered food crop.

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

Water levels in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake’s water.

Technocrats present five key policies to growing Africa’s Agriculture

Technocrats present five key policies to growing Africa’s Agriculture

Top players in African agriculture recently gathered in Nairobi to present five policies they hope if adopted, will result in rapid growth of the continent’s agriculture and improve on food security.

Nigeria Has Over 85m Hectares Of Uncultivated Land For Agricultural Development

Nigeria Has Over 85m Hectares Of Uncultivated Land For Agricultural Development

Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo, yesterday, informed a high level trade delegation from Japan that Nigeria has over 85 million hectares of uncultivated arable land for agricultural development.

EAST AFRICA: Kenya hosts regional agricultural trade advisory forum in Nairobi

EAST AFRICA: Kenya hosts regional agricultural trade advisory forum in Nairobi

A study commissioned and coordinated by the Eastern Africa Grain Council and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has shown that Kenya’s agricultural sector is more protected through higher tariffs than any other sector in the region.

Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture is set to receive for the first time 10 million dollars in loan from OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a rural livelihood and economic enhancement project set to benefit 24,000 rural farming households.

Tanzanian government to control unscrupulous seed dealers

Tanzanian government to control unscrupulous seed dealers

The Tanzanian government say it would no longer tolerate any unscrupulous seed dealers in the country, promising stern measures especially against those distributing fake hybrid seeds.

Nigeria to spend 19 million USD to support Agro dealers

Nigeria to spend 19 million USD to support Agro dealers

The Federal Government of Nigeria has set aside about three billion naira to support agro dealers, Alhaji Bukar Tijani, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday.

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