Small and medium-scale agriculture is responsible for 80 percent of the deforestation between 2001 and 2015.

Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, President Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has said annual rice production in Nigeria has increased from 5.5 million tonnes in 2015 to 5.8 million tonnes in 2017.

Abuja — The executive director, West Africa Science Centre on Climate Change and Adopted Land Use, WASCAL, Prof.

Makurdi — Farmers in Benue State are worried as army worms wreak havoc on newly cultivated maize farms across the state.

The African Development Bank will hold a major forum on agribusiness in India between May 22 and 26, the pan-African development lender has announced.

As fall armyworms continue to wreak havoc on farms across the country, experts are warning that the damage could worsen the current food crisis.

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday.

The African continent seems to be at the receiving end of all things unpleasant, including the side effects of climate change, even though Africa contributes the least in greenhouse emissions.

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to this report released by the Royal Botanic Gardens in London. An increase in international trade and travel had left flora facing rising threats from invasive pests and pathogens, and called for greater biosecurity measures.

Gitari Ndambiri shows the devastating effect of the thrips insect on his crop in Kiamichiri village in Kirinyaga County.

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