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  More than two-thirds of the estimated 152 million children in child labour do so as family labourers. – International Labour Organisation (ILO) Today, somewhere in Nigeria, an 11-year-old girl will help her mother carry a basket of vegetables to her stall in the market; vegetables she helped harvest. She will later return to her […]

We live in uncertain times in the wake of the devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global community. As a result, countries have turned to unorthodox and often tough measures in combating the virus, which have had dire consequences on the global economy. Nigeria recorded her first COVID-19 case in February 2020. In […]

Rice is the third most consumed food in Nigeria after maize and cassava, making it an important food crop (KPMG, 2019). It is also an important cash crop for smallscale, rural farmers who produce over 80% of rice consumed in Nigeria (PWC, 2018). However, obsolete mills and low capacity of small-scale rice processors, limited mechanisation, […]

Nigeria has the second-largest poultry population in Africa with about 165 to 180 million birds (Sahel, 2015; FAO, 2018). Poultry farming is fragmented across 3 systems in the country: free range or traditional, semi-intensive and commercial; with most birds farmed via the traditional and semi-intensive systems (FAO, 2018; Garba et al., 2013). Traditional poultry farming, […]

A representative of Dizengoff, one of Propcom Mai-karfi’s mechanisation vendor partners, is seen here presenting their offering at the Abuja event. “Farm power and mechanisation are essential inputs if agricultural productivity and production are to increase and manage to feed the world’s burgeoning population.” – FAO, 2016 In 2014, the World Bank reported that over 70 […]

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