Cassava peels as Feed

Farmers are striving hard in this time of recession to strike a balance between providing adequate feed for their birds or just feed anything and reduce the quality and quantity of eggs. The price of maize is the driver of this feed crisis in the poultry sector as the astronomical increase has made the feed…

Akinwumi wins World Food Prize

The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday. Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, says the future…

Nigerian Start-Up gets $120,000

Since 1960, agriculture has served as the backbone of Nigeria’s economy, and yet there still remains endless opportunities for growth in agricultural value chains. Releaf is driving this growth by fostering trust among businesses in the Nigerian agricultural sector. Ikenna Nzewi, Uzoma Ayogu, and Isaiah Udotong, the founders of Releaf, a Nigerian Agribusiness startup, have…