Increase in food prices and food security in Nigeria
The food index rose to 15.18% compared to 15.04% recorded in May 2020 while core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce that stood at 10.13% in June 2020 compared to 10.12% recorded in May 2020. If prices continue to sow, it will continue to have a devastating effect on the poor households by making it difficult to afford food.
Costa Rican farmers protest government austerity policies
Agricultural workers in Costa Rica - some driving tractors - have held a caravan protest against government austerity policies aimed at curbing public spending amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why Nigeria must revamp its agricultural sector by and reintroduce DFRRI
The Federal Government of Nigeria needs to bring back the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure programme (DFRRI), as a means to revamp the country’s agricultural sector. This is according to Akinola Olotu, Senior Special Adviser on Agric and Agribusiness to Nigeria’s Ondo State Government. On the sidelines of First Bank of Nigeria’s 2019 Agric Expo, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
Experts highlight challenges facing Agricultural Value Chain
In this report, experts identified challenges Agricultural Value Chain in Nigeria and proffer solutions
Defending glyphosate: A 'Roundup' of German agribusiness sentiments
Monsanto's controversial weed killer Roundup is used widely by many agricultural firms across Germany. They say consumers are hardly aware of what it would mean to stop using the herbicide.
Cluster farming will reduce agricultural wastage in Benue by 50% - IFAD
Cluster farming will reduce agricultural wastage in Benue by 50% - IFAD.