Connected Agriculture: The role of Nigeria’s Agricultural e-portal platforms

In a recent article on the 10th of March, 2017 Daniel Essiet a correspondent of the Nations Newspaper talks about the rise of e-agric portals and Nigeria’s National e-Agriculture platform http://www.eagriculture.org.ng web portal which was unveiled by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development in Collaboration with NITDA last year. The platform is a … More Connected Agriculture: The role of Nigeria’s Agricultural e-portal platforms

How to make ICT work for agriculture in Africa

I envision agriculture-telecentres being used as tools for surveillance of crop and livestock diseases, market information, weather patterns, and production trends of individual farmers. In this way, ICT can be used to overcome challenges associated with limited agricultural extension services, a scenario that is common in many rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. … More How to make ICT work for agriculture in Africa

From the Oil Sector to producing Ready Stews- The Kaptain Foods Story

Onyekachi Ekezie is featured as Agropreneur Naija’s Young Agropreneur of the Month (YAPM) of the month of January 2o17. He is from Imo State, and the CEO of Kaptain Foods Limited. I met with him at the African Technology Summit organized by MEST in December, 2016 #Afritech2016.
Kaptain Foods Limited is a food processing company established in 2015 to produce a blend of pre-cooked and packaged food products to serve the needs of families around the world.
Read more in the interview that follows … More From the Oil Sector to producing Ready Stews- The Kaptain Foods Story

Africa’s agriculture needs young blood, says report

Modernising Africa’s agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth unemployment and food insecurity, a report has suggested. The findings were outlined in the 2015 African Agriculture Status Report. Despite the dominance of agriculture in many economies, outdated land-tenure systems and poor access to finance deter new entrants to farming, it said. The … More Africa’s agriculture needs young blood, says report