Agricultural News Digest

World Bank Pledges N135bn to Boost Agriculture in Nigeria Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, disclosed on Thursday April 18, 2012 that the World Bank had made commitment to support the nation’s agricultural sector with N135 billion in order to boost the economy. Dr. Adesina attributed the development to the outcome of the just concluded Agribusiness >> Read more

Land Reform Committee seeks W/Bank assistance

The Presidential Technical Committee on Land Reform is seeking the assistance of the World Bank in the country’s land reform process. This was made known by the Committee’s chairman, Prof. Peter Adeniyi, while addressing the media at the weekend. For details, Click here.

OBJ, W/Bank adopt Delta State for food security scheme

DELTA State is to pilot the Feed Africa Programme (FAP), as former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, inaugurated a scheme to battle malnutrition and ensure food security in the African continent. Speaking at the formal launch of FAP, in Abeokuta, Obasanjo said Delta State would host the pilot scheme, given the state pedigree in >> Read more

W’Bank Boost Africa’s Food Security with $1bn

World Bank’s Vice-President (Africa), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Monday said the global bank had queued behind Africa’s quest for food security and freedom from hunger, saying: “We now commi $1 billion to African agriculture investment.” Ezekwesili, who disclosed this in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, during the inauguration of Feed Africa Programme, which also coincided with the >> Read more