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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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

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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

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17 Jan 2017

Mastercard Launches Mobile Marketplace to Digitize East Africa’s Agricultural Sector

NAIROBI, Kenya Mastercard today launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE, which in Swahili means “Let’s grow together,” enables farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods via their feature phones. The platform brings the benefits and security

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17 Jan 2017

Who Should Deliver the Western Sydney Airport? Public vs Private

Western Sydney Airport is likely to cost more than $10 billion and take nearly 20 years to complete. In that time frame, things we take for granted today will bound forward in leaps that are unimaginable today. It is a once in a 50-year infrastructure project that will compete internationally

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17 Jan 2017

USDA announces $252 million available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation

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