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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

24 Feb 2017

Kwara to spend N4.2bn on establishment of schools, improve agric

In a bid to expand and improve education standard in Kwara State, the state government has approved N4.2 billion for the establishment of new campuses at Osi and Ilesha in Ekiti and Baruten local government areas of the state, and a school of business governance. Also, on agriculture, the government

19 Jan 2017

Sugar Company, Kabuye Sugar Works targets 28,000 tonnes a year in Rwanda

Sugar importation is set to decrease in the near future as Kabuye Sugar Works is set to finalize the first phase of already kicked off expansion. Currently, the plant produces about 14,000 tonnes annually against national demand of an estimated 80,000 metric tonnes. Annual sugar imports cost about $35 million