The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) Start Them Early Programme (STEP) in Nigeria organised an implementation workshop towards the rapid expansion of the programme in six secondary schools across the six geopolitical zones in Oyo State.
In Tanzania, the East Africa Highland cooking banana, matooke, is a hugely popular food. With the impending release of the first-ever high-yielding hybrids of matooke on the horizon, researchers took the opportunity to exhibit them at this year’s annual agricultural show Nane Nane in the country.
More than five million people in yam growing countries like Nigeria, directly depend on the value chain for their food security and livelihoods, says the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
ISIL occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. It is estimated that the group’s brutal three-year occupation reduced Iraq’s agricultural capacity by 40 per cent.
An agency of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is organising regional and national training workshops to support small-scale mechanisation in the agricultural sector of Africa.