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MFB Tweet Chat With Azeez Salawu

It was an exciting, engaging and educative Wednesday on Twitter as MyFarmBase had an interesting tweet chat with Azeez Salawu, Founder, Community Action on Food Security Initiative. Here’s what you might have missed… Q: Hello everyone… It’s time for our weekly #AgroLatestChat with “Azeez Salawu” Welcome @AzeezSalawu Can we meet

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Youth Start-Up 2018 – December Interview- MyFarmBase Africa

MyFarmBase Africa‘s Youth Start-Up of The Month was created to tell the stories of young farmers and agricpreneurs alongside reaching out to prospective farmers to learn from their successes and failures with the sole aim of increasing food production and making huge profits from the different value chains in agriculture.

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Experts Harp on Smart Farming to Boost Economy – Guardian

Some experts in the agricultural sector have called on Nigerian youths to leverage the innovative emerging technologies to power agriculture and boost the nation’s economy in an effort to create employment rather than wait for white collar jobs. This call came during the Smart Farming Café hosted recently by Myfarmbase

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Call For Volunteers 2018 – MyFarmBase Africa

Call For Volunteers Application Deadline: Thursday, 20th December 2018. https://goo.gl/forms/aFR3nPjQC9XfhzQh2 Are you a Student in any Tertiary Institution in Africa? Are you a recent graduate or you were just posted for NYSC in Nigeria? Are you also passionate about Agriculture, Food Security and Emerging Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Hydroponics

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Can We Fight Hunger Through Social Media?

Can we learn about the local particularities of food security through social media analysis? It was intriguing when DuPont came to us with this question says Crimson Hexagon. Analyzing social media conversation provides a compelling way to listen to the unique experiences and topics related to food security. Though food

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SUPPORTING FARMERS ON WORLD FOOD DAY

On our tour to the farming village at Olounda, in commemoration of the world food day, I’m drawn to the Phillip Plein logo on the okada man’s yellow shirt. The shirt’s conspicuousness is obvious to the eyes as most fake labels are wont to do. Pandering to the consumerist ego

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BANANA FARMING

Banana farming is the cultivation of the banana crop for consumption and industrial use. The fruit varies in size, colour, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with a soft flesh rich in starch and covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when

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THE AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATION CONFERENCE & EXPO

About Conference The largest spectacle and business platform in African incubation, the African Agribusiness Conference and Expo 2017 is set for Dakar, Senegal for another 3 days of pure business from the 8th to 10th of November, 2017. High on the agenda is the role of agribusiness incubation and thematic

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Nutrition and The Future of Our Food Sector

Going through the 2017 Global Nutrition report from Development Initiatives and the figures that have been collated. It shows that children are the worst hit by nutritional challenges despite the huge investments by governments, donor agencies, aid organizations etc. Based on available statistics,  2 billion people lack key micro-nutrients like

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GENDER EQUALITY IN AGRICULTURE

If  we  are  going  to  end  hunger  in  our  lifetime,  we  need  to  promote gender equality.  Across developing  countries,  they  make  up  43  percent  of  the  agricultural  labour  force. Many of  them  are  smallholder  farmers,  and  from  paid  employment  to  trade  and  marketing, women participate  in  all  aspects  of  rural

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