Olam scholarships: creating a generation of change catalysts for Sub Saharan Africa In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Olam has launched a postgraduate scholarship programme for nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa committed to catalysing change in their home country during their career.  The four internationally acclaimed universities are: Harvard Business School, […]


As part of efforts to ensure self sufficiency in food production, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Wednesday said it has commenced the planned implementation for improved value chain project for the Benue State Agricultural Revolution Programme. Country Programme Manager of the Food and Agricultural Produce Organization, Ms […]


African ministers of finance have stepped up a campaign for additional financing led by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to channel funding required to boost production of rice and commercial farming in Africa in order to enable the continent to become an exporter of food. The Ministers of Finance and […]


Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale. Climate change affects farming in a number of ways, including through changes in average temperatures, rainfall, and climate extremes (e.g. heat waves), changes in pests and diseases, changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ground-level […]

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture

It wasn’t all play on this brisk autumn morning. Before picking their own pumpkin from the patch or running through a sorghum maze or racing pedal carts on a dirt track, this group of Buhler Grade School students got a quick lesson. Growing pumpkins isn’t necessarily easy. And pumpkins don’t […]

America: Kansas Pumpkin Farm Teaches Kids Agriculture Lessons

The Osun State Government has unveiled a new Ooni of Ife. He is Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, a 40-year old real estate magnate and prince from the Giesi Ruling House in the town. The Secretary to the Osun State Government said the selection of the new Ooni followed the completion of […]

Meet The New Ooni Of Ife

The Alfa Life Fertilisers International Limited has announced plans to revolutionise farming in the country. The company’s chief strategy communication officer, Unwana Sunday, disclosed this while addressing extension workers of the Plateau Agricultural Development Project PADP in Jos. He said the company intends to achieve this through strategic distribution of […]

Firm Plans to Revolutionise Agriculture in Plateau

Egypt’s former agriculture minister Salah El Din Mahmoud Helal will face trial on charges of corruption in a criminal court after prosecutors referred his case there, judicial sources said on Saturday. Helal was arrested in September on suspicion of taking bribes in return for land licenses, just minutes after resigning […]

Egypt: Former Agriculture Minister Faces Trial on Corruption Charges

Some stakeholders in the Agro-Commodity Export on Sunday urged the Federal Government to address the ban placed on some Nigerian produce by the European Union. Obiora Madu, the Chairman, Export Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), made the appeal when he spoke with the News Agency […]

Nigerian Agricultural Produce Exporters Seek End to EU Ban