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Food: A universal friend

In my perspective, food is not just about quenching hunger pangs or the act of barely consuming crop and animal products. It spreads across other aspects of food that defines us as human beings rather than just viewing food as a means of survival. The melody that food transmits to me represents culture, traditions and above all love. No matter what... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Sustaining the paradigm shift

Agriculture is key to long-term economic growth and food security. Increasingly, rural economic growth plays a critical role in Nigeria’s successful job creation, economic diversity, improved security and sustainable economic growth. Thus focusing policy instruments and private sector investments will ensure that the commercialization of agriculture includes technologies, financial services, inputs supply chains, and market linkages that directly engage youth and... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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My Songhai farm experience

Out of my desire to acquire new knowledge and skills, and my quest to understand the nitty-gritty of integrated farming systems, I and my colleagues recently embarked on a week-long sojourn to Songhai Integrated Production and Training CentreThis is a farm nestled in a 22-hectare parcel of land in the Ouando neighbourhood of Porto Novo, the Republic of Benin. Established in... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Youth as anchors of technology adoption through agripreneurship

Agriculture in Africa has a massive social and economic footprint to improve livelihoods and grow the economy. More than 60 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa are smallholder farmers, with over 50 percent of the continent’s population falling below age 30. Also, about 23 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains hugely untapped.... More

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  • Ghana
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Impact of value addition on African agriculture

The world is facing a lot of challenges with food security as a result of climate change, low farm productivity and the global growing population despite advancements in technology. In Africa, we have a serious challenge confronting us known as post-harvest losses which account for more 30 percent of foods wasted according to the food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2013 reports.... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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Strengthening Nigerian youth's capacity in agribusiness

Agriculture holds much promise for young people because they possess the skills, energy and viability to explore the vast opportunities in agribusiness, smart agriculture, precision farming and agricultural development. It was in this direction that YPARD Nigeria hosted agro-minded youth at the YPARD Café themed – “Enabling the business of Agriculture – The Youth Perspective” in Abuja on the 30th of... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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Nutrition and Food Security Key to Hunger Reduction

From November 9th to 11th, 2016, the City of Calabar in Nigeria played host to industry players in agriculture, health and nutrition from different countries that converged for the 2016 Nutritious Food Fair. The three-day event organised by HarvestPlus Nigeria and partners brought together close to 5,000 stakeholders in International and National Research Institutions, involved in Agriculture, Health, Education, Science and... More

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  • Nigeria
  • Promote agriculture among young people
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