African Agriculture - Cultivate Youth, Not Only Crops
Rural jobs, both on-farm and off-farm, have the potential to attract ... young people in the coming decades - not in traditional "subsistence levels" roles but in lucrative ways which anchor rural communities and connect them more fluidly to their urban counterparts, writes Dr Nteranya Sanginga, days after accepting the Africa Food Prize for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
allAfrica, 10 September 2018
Being able to accept the 2018 Africa Food Prize today on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) comes with immense pride. Read more »
IITA, 7 September 2018
The Ibadan, Nigeria-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is this year’s recipient of the Africa Food Prize. The award is given out by the African… Read more »
New Times, 6 September 2018
Africa's agriculture productivity is way too low, and has stayed low when other regions have moved ahead very quickly, yet it can use research and technologies to improve farm… Read more »
Adesanya Omotomiwa and Omooba Temitope are involved in the IITA's youth agripreneurs program.
Through women's cooperatives, a joint UN programme provides training in agricultural techniques, improved seeds and time-saving machinery, while also granting loans and encouraging ... Read more »
With famine looming in four countries - South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen - the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security has stressed the need to rally support ... Read more »