Nigerians spent over ₦22.7 trillion on food in 2019 – NBS

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The 2019 consumption expenditure report published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), revealed that non-food consumption makes up 43% of total spending. Transportation,...

Imo State Government moves to Revive ADAPALM Plantation (Photos)

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Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on Wednesday said the state’s palm oil-producing industry, ADAPALM, could employ about 35,000 people if fully revived. The governor said this...

Increase of Market Activities Anticipated in the Coming Week – Report

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The AFEX Commodities Index composite closed 162.2 points with a 0.00% change from the previous week. The index performance remained stable across all commodities...

Famous Rice donates Palliative to Kwara State and communities

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Hillcrest Agro-Allied Industries, producers of a premium Nigerian Rice brand, Famous Rice has made a donation of 1000 bags of rice to the Kwara...

Olam secures a US$176 million term loan from IFC and JICA

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Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Olam Treasury Pte. Ltd. (“OTPL”), have secured multi-tranche financing facilities (the “Facilities”) aggregating...

Kebbi Govt, Agric firm, MECA, Sign MOU for Management of 100 Tractors

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The Kebbi State Government and an Agricultural Firm, Machine and Equipment Corporation Africa (MECA), on Wednesday, in Birnin Kebbi signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

UN Goodwill Ambassadors Idris and Sabrina Elba launch appeal for IFAD’s $200 million coronavirus...

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Actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Idris Elba and actress, model and activist Sabrina Dhowre Elba today launched a new global coronavirus relief fund on behalf...

FAO welcomes $10 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to fight Desert Locusts in East...

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17 April 2020 - FAO Director-General QU Dongyu has welcomed a $10 million donation from Mastercard Foundation to step up the fight against the...

FAO continues to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19...

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More than 240,000 hectares treated and 740 personnel trained in affected countries since January 2020 9 April 2020 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of...

COVID-19: Ongoing Lockdown Induces Slowdown in Commodities Market

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The AFEX Commodities Index composite closed at 161.65 points maintaining its price point for the last three weeks as activities have slowed down on...

IITA commissions new meeting facility at HQ in Ibadan

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A new meeting facility was commissioned at IITA headquarters recently. The meeting room, based at the Facilities Management Services (FMS), is called the Savanna Room. It...

IITA prepares to provide strategic support to governments during COVID-19 pandemic

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28 March 2020 - IITA Director-General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga has said that the Institute is strategically working towards providing support for the federal and state governments in...