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AFAP pledges to make Lagos food processing hub

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Association of Food and Agro Processors (AFAP) says it has evolved mechanisms to assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) drive Lagos State into a food processing hub for local and export markets. Mr Duro Kuteyi, National President of AFAP, made this known at the Lagos State MSME Exclusive Fair on Wednesday in Lagos. Kuteyi Read More…

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141m Africans gain from better agric tech to boost food security – Adesina

Reading Time: 2 minutes The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina says  141 million people have benefitted from improved agricultural technologies to enhance food security in the last five years he assumed office. Adesina made this known during the opening of the bank’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on Wednesday. He said about 18 million Read More…

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OPINION: Investing in digital agriculture can help Africa beat this pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation Picture above credit: A farm worker manually irrigates a salad field, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thies, Senegal, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra We need to bridge Africa’s data gap to strengthen food, health and economic security, and overcome a Read More…

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Tree Planting Day: LASG to plant coconut seedlings, fruit crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government says it will plant coconut seedlings and other fruit-bearing trees during the state 2020 Tree Planting Day, on July 14. Mr Dapo Olakulehin, General Manager of Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), made this known to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Olakulehin said the exercise would be carried out in collaboration Read More…

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LCCI seeks regional collaboration on agriculture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says collaboration by South-West states, with a renewed focus at unveiling viable and sustainable investment opportunities in the agribusiness value chain, is critical to national economic diversification and self-reliance. The LCCI President, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, stated this on Saturday at a webinar, organised to unveil viable agribusiness Read More…

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Lagos unfolds projects to shore up food security status to 40%

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government has unfolded various agricultural projects to shore up food security status and  ensure sustainability. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, made the disclosure on Thursday while rendering accounts of activities undertaken by the ministry in the last one year. The event was to commemorate the first year anniversary of Read More…