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.
The two day ‘Grow Africa’ investment forum is to showcase specific investment priorities in seven countries participating in the Grow Africa Partnership.
Africa farmers have long complained about the difficulty gaining access to the results of research, which were often confined for years to laboratory shelves.
Promises made by African leaders to increase their investment in agriculture to ten per cent of their national budgets have been met by only eight out of 53 countries, the 7th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform Meeting heard last week (23–25 March). But annual international donations to agricultural research capacity in Africa have soared [...]