Digital Agriculture: COL Trains Over 100 Vegetable Farmers In Osun

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in partnership with the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) and Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU), has trained over 100 vegetables farmers in Osun on digital agriculture. The workshop for training the trainers was held at the OAU Progressive(IFE)Cooperative Investment and Credit Society Limited, on Friday in Ile-Ife. The programme convener, […]

Commercial farming

University Don Tasks Youths On Promoting Agriculture Through Technology

Former Head of Agricultural Economics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Adeolu Ayanwale, on Saturday charged Nigerian youths to promote agriculture through technology. Ayanwale gave the charge in Ile-Ife at a workshop organised for rural farmers with the theme: “Scaling-up Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) in Nigeria”.  The workshop was sponsored […]


IITA, BASICS-II team Hold Crucial Meeting With Tanzanian Minister On Agricultural Transformation

Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Hussein Mohamed Bashe wants the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to support the East African region towards cassava, soybean and banana transformation for economic prosperity. In a meeting with researchers from IITA—including those working under the Building and Economically Sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed System, phase 2, (BASICS-II), Honorable  Bashe […]

Financiers, Construction And Mining, To Meet At Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA

bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading trade fair for construction, building material, mining, agriculture & forestry machines, and machinery and vehicles, has announced the introduction of a Finance and Investment Hub at the next edition of bauma CONEXPO AFRICA.

Grace Alabi

Nigeria Must Embrace Modern Agricultural Practice To Recover Her Economy-Alabi

As Nigeria considers diversifying her economy from oil and gas, it has become obvious that agriculture must be given priority once again. In this interview with DAYO EMMANUEL, a young farmer, trainer and final year student of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAB) Abeokuta, Ogun State, Grace Alabi advises Nigerian farmers to shun old ways […]

Commercial farming

Diversifying Nigerian Economy Via Agriculture

In the beginning Before the discovery of oil in commercial quantity in 1956, the Nigerian economy had thrived on proceeds from agriculture. The Western Nigeria then particularly achieved a lot from her earnings from agriculture which development included the building of the famous cocoa house in Ibadan which was built as the tallest building in […]

Future savers

Tree Planting Helps Human Existence, Saves Animals From Extinction-Olowu

Seyi Olowu is the founder of FUTURESAVERS INITIAIVE, a non-governmental organisation that has a bias for the environment. Olowu, an Indian trained computer scientist is now a farmer and environmental activist who champions the cause of climate change with action. He is passionate about the environment and wishes everyone takes time to learn about the […]


Policymakers Commend IITA For Efforts On Digital Agriculture

Policymakers comprising commissioners of agriculture, permanent secretaries and program managers of Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs) in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture. At the meeting tagged: ‘Presentation of Digital Tools: Disruptive Innovations in Cassava and Maize Farming systems’, the Commissioners for Agriculture in Ondo and Ekiti […]


Obasanjo, Ajimobi Inaugurate Research Projects At IITA

…As Institute Presents Agric Policy Framework To Oyo State Nigeria’s former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, at the weekend commissioned two key projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan. The projects include an Agricultural Transformation Building dedicated to research and delivery […]