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 […]

Ivorian Delegation In Nigeria To Learn Agripreneur Model

Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Agripreneur (IYA) Model, as part of efforts to revamp its agriculture and address its growing youth unemployment, IITA said today. The 10-man delegation understudying the IYA model was led by Karitia Caulibaly, Deputy […]


Explore Opportunities In Agric, Buhari Urges Youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has, again, called on youths in Nigeria to seize opportunities in agriculture, a sector of the economy he said is already proving to be the bedrock of the nation’s new economy. He made the call, on Monday, at the Blair House, Washington DC, after his White House engagements with President Donald Trump. […]

L-R: The Director General of IITA, Dr Nteranya Sanginga; Deputy Director General (Corporate Services), Ms. Hilde Koper; Deputy Director General (Partnership for Delivery), Dr Kenton Dashiell during a conference research-for-development in IITA-Ibadan.

Zero Hunger: IITA Set To Offer Solution To Weed Menace

A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the 5-year project will respond and address the problems of weeds especially in cassava farming systems. The challenge of weeds on Nigeria’s agricultural productivity was brought to the fore at the meeting of the […]

Commercial farming

Nigerians Must Look Beyond Subsistence Agriculture – Edun, ED Agro Park

The Executive Director, Commercial of Agro Park Development Company Limited, Mr. Seun Edun has called on Nigerians to embrace commercial agricultural practices in order to position the country as a serious agricultural nation. Edun in an interview told journalists in Lagos that Nigerians are largely practicing subsistence farming through which it cannot benefit maximally from […]