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Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

The plan tagged: “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review” articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)—one of the global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” by 2030. The 60-page home-developed document reflects Nigerians’ perspectives of steps…

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs shine at the 2016 Africa Economic Conference

The IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA) in Nigeria wowed participants and other stakeholders present during the session dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in agriculture at the 2016 African Economic Conference(AEC) held in Abuja last December. The AEC theme was Feed Africa; Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth, and featured a session on youth agripreneurship where IYA members,…

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AfDB President: Invest more in youth Agripreneurs; says agriculture presents vast opportunities to make youth billionaires!

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has more encouraging words for youth Agripreneurs. He said that the size of Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness sector, which will be worth $1 trillion by 2030, offers loads of opportunities for youth who have the heart to go into agribusiness. The President of the…

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