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AGRICULTURE

Banana can protect coffee from the effects of climate change

Growing coffee and banana together not only generates more income for small-holder farmers, compared to growing either crop alone, but it can also help coffee production to better cope with the effects of climate change, a recent study has shown.

Cornell receives $25.2m in funding for Next Generation Cassava Breeding

Cassava, a rough and ready root crop that has long been the foundation of food security in Africa is finally getting the respect it deserves.

AfDB , researchers launch $63m initiative to lift Africans out of poverty

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and researchers on November 5,2012 launched the $63.24 million AfDB-funded initiative that aims to raise agricultural productivity and also lift millions of Africans out of poverty.

La Bash produces 100% natural juice

• The Operation Manager of La Bash Global Limited, Adebayo Kamal Salam, carrying out the production processes during 2012 agrikexpo in Lagos.A producer of cocktail and beverages fruit juice, in the country La Bash Global Limited has said that it currently produces juice  that are 100 per cent natural.

FG establishes 80 units of one stop-shop-input centres

Dr. Olukayode OyeleyeThe Federal Government, under its Agricultural Transformation Agenda, (ATA), has established a network of One-Stop-Shop agro-input centres, to ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of agricultural inputs as well as serving  singular access point for input and market for small scale farmers.

Agricultural loans have never been designed to favour farmers –– Lagos farmers

Two Lagos based farmers, Oluwasomi  Atiwaye and Felix Famodimu said in separate interviews that agricultural loans programmes in the country have never been designed to favour farmers.