Agriculture - Nigeria's 'New Oil' - Game Changer & Tool for Peace
Dr. Akin Adesina, Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, hails agri-business that also benefits small farmers as Nigeria's path to prosperity - in contrast to oil, which left most Nigerians in wretched poverty while social services crumbled and hunger mounted. And at a time when the country's domestic peace seems increasingly fragile, he describes in an AllAfrica interview how agriculture can help curb conflict in the troubled north of the country.
allAfrica.com, 3 May 2014
Dr. Akin Adesina, Minister of Agriculture for the Republic of Nigeria, is an agricultural economist with decades of experience working to make agriculture productive and... read more »
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The International Fertilizer Development Center is testing a Growth Enhancement Support Touch and Pay (GES-TAP) project in two Nigerian states - Sokoto and the Federal Capital Territory, ... see more »
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For smallholder farmers, collateral and credit is key. Photo: (far left) Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, and colleagues, holding a prize cassava. Ekiti ... see more »
Government of Nigeria, 2 December 2013
Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was awarded the prestigious Forbes Africa Person of the Year defeating four other prestigious nominees for... read more »
Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Akin Adesina with a bag of locally produced rice.