December 10, 2020

30 African Startups Advance To Regional Finals Of Seedstars World Competition

Thirty startups from across Africa have moved to the regional finals of the Seedstars World competition, the overall winner of the competition is set to secure US$500,000 in funding. Disrupt Africa reports, The annual Seedstars World competition, which is taking place virtually for this cycle, received over 5,000 applicants from across the world, with 94 […]

December 9, 2020

Farmers Partner FG To Provide Tractors,Sprayers, Others

In a bid to improve the rate of unemployment in the country and aid farmers make bountiful harvest, farmers have partnered with the FG to provide equipment that will aid agriculture in rural areas.  PUNCH reports, Farmers under the aegis of Food Growers Association of Nigeria on Monday announced their partnership with the Federal Government […]

December 8, 2020

Autogas, AutoCNG Initiative To Absorb 500,000 Nigerians — FG

As Nigerian government battles with massive unemployment and other challenges, there are indications that the Autogas and AutoCNG initiative will create over 500,000 jobs, thus assisting the nation to come out of its current recession. In a report from Vanguard, marketing manager, Flash Gas Limited, Mr Kayode Oluwadare, said: “According to the Chairman, National Gas […]

December 7, 2020

FG Revives 300-Hectare, Engages 400 Youths

The Federal Government on 6th December, 2020 said it had commenced the process of reviving its 300 hectares of farmland in Gombe State. It stated this through the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, adding that it would engage 400 youths under its National Young Farmers Scheme. The aim of this is to empower & awaken […]

December 5, 2020

SGL To Train 1,000 Rice Farmers In Three Months

The boot camp seeks to achieve a truly food independent Nigeria as it would be training 1,000 farmers for three months on the farm. This is 100 percent practical farming. The secrets behind obtaining massive harvests is set to be revealed.  Punch reports, One of Nigeria’s foremost agribusiness companies, SGL Farms, has said that it […]

December 4, 2020

Sherpa Ventures Launches Founder Backed $1m Pre-Seed Fund For African Startups

Disrupt Africa reports, VC firm Sherpa Ventures has announced the launch of its debut fund dedicated to investing in pre-seed tech startups in Africa, which is backed by several notable founders and angels and has already made its first investments. Founded by startup investment veteran Aaron Fu, ex-Uber Africa launcher Alastair Curtis and ex-IROKO executive […]

December 3, 2020

AfDB To Invest $25 Billion In Nigeria, Senegal, 3 others

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the investment of $25 billion to develop agriculture in Nigeria and four other African countries. Specifically, the fund will help Nigeria transform from being a net importer of fertilizer to a fertilizer exporting nation. It was noted in total that AfDB is granting a facility of $510 […]

December 2, 2020

Nigerian, Kenyan Startups Win $120k AfDB AgriPitch Competition

Twenty-five young African agripreneurs advanced to the final round of the African Development Bank’s AgriPitch competition, stepping closer to a share of US$120,000 in seed funding prizes, training and other benefits. Finally, two startups from Nigeria and Kenya have been pronounced winners of the African Development Bank’s $120,000 AgriPitch competition. Disrupt Africa reported last month […]

December 1, 2020

FG Activates MSME Survival Fund Transport Track in Lagos

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday emphasised its commitment to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of the citizens through its various intervention initiatives & schemes. One of those initiatives is the MSME Survival Fund.  In a report by Vanguard, Mr Kayode Pitan, Chairman, Bank of Industry (BoI) spoke at the […]

November 30, 2020

Lagos Graduates 100 Women , Youth Farmers

PM News reports, The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, has charged no fewer than 100 women and youth graduates of the State Agripreneurship Programme to be committed to the attainment of the government’s food security goal. Olusanya stated this at the graduation ceremony of the second batch of the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme […]

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