04 Dec 2018

Public-Private partnership needed in the horticulture sector – Minister

Mr George Oduro, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, has called for a Public-Private Partnership to improve on the horticulture sector in the country. Mr Oduro, who was speaking at the Hortifresh Business Platform Meeting in Accra, said the partnership would sustain and increase the gains made over the

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04 Dec 2018

Public Private Partnership: Oando, NAOC JV boost agriculture in Niger Delta

“Unless Africa uses modern technologies, our farmers output will remain low and we will remain dependent on others to feed us.” These were the words of Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, underscoring the importance and potential of the agricultural sector in sustaining the people and the

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10 Sep 2018

The cornerstone tree species of Hawai’i О̄hi’a tree will be saved by Public-private partnership

Conservation X Labs, a Washington D.C.-based technology social enterprise, has partnered with U.S. Department of the Interior offices and agencies to identify and develop solutions to detect and prevent the spread of invasive fungi causing the phenomenon known as Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) on the Hawaiian islands. Partnership is calling

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16 May 2018

Cabinet approves Rs 5,000 crore fund through NABARD to promote irrigation

The allocation of Rs. 2,000 crore and Rs. 3,000 crore will be utilised during 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approves corpus of Rs .5,000 crore for setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan MantriKrishiSinchayeeYojana (PMKSY). The allocation of Rs. 2,000

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26 Mar 2018

Nigeria, UNDP launch $8 million agribusiness project

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the weekend launched an $8,066,500 Nigerian Agribusiness Supplier Development Project (NASDP), aimed at guaranteeing food security in the country. The project seeks to

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03 Oct 2017

Government to build agri-value chain in Public Private Partnership mode

The government is building agri-value system in collaboration with private players to transform agriculture sector from pure production system into an agri-business, Ashok Dalwai, additional secretary, Department of Agriculture Co-operation and Farmer Welfare said.  “Producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, storehouses and packaging houses representing private sector can come forward and partner

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24 May 2017

Stakeholders seek public-private partnership to develop solar energy

Some stakeholders in the agriculture and environment sectors have called for public-private partnerships in efforts to develop solar energy so as to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. They made the call in Abuja last week at the Dialogue Workshop on Low Carbon Growth for Nigeria– Policy Coherence in the interest of

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11 May 2017

US Announces Success of Ethiopia Public Private Partnership in agricultural Project

The Trump administration announced a successful Public Private Partnership in Ethiopia between USAID and DuPont to advance the agricultural development and food security goals set by Ethiopia. USAID Du-Pont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont

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27 Apr 2017

Agriculture Will Help Nigeria Tackle Unemployment – Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that investments in agriculture would help the nation tackle youth unemployment. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh and Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday,

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19 Apr 2017

Public-private partnerships to lead next agricultural revolution

In the middle of the last century, national governments, philanthropic foundations and bridge organizations, like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered to fuel the Green Revolution, a series of agricultural advancements that supercharged the global breadbasket. Confronted with broad food shortages and an urgent need for new

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