Top 5 Agricultural News For The Week   

Tolu Adebola

Tolu Adebola

Welcome back again to our weekly update on the top 5 agricultural news stories. We cover everything from new farming technology to changes in global trade and policy.


 These are the top five stories over the past week:

1. Kenya Braces for Impending Shortage of Maize Flour

In a recent news update, the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mithika highlighted the global shortage of maize, which has made it challenging for the government to procure the grain. To address this issue, the CS urged Kenyans to consider alternative food options such as rice and potatoes. The government has already acquired several tons of rice and plans to obtain more in the coming week. Read More

2. CBN allocates N12.65bn towards agricultural intervention programs since January

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, made an announcement in Abuja. He was reading the communique that was issued at the end of the apex bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) 290th meeting. According to the communique, the CBN has disbursed N12.65 billion to its flagship agriculture intervention scheme, the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP), from January until now. Read More

3. Green Creek Drone Company Introduces Advanced Agricultural Technology with Cutting-Edge Drone Sprayer Solutions

Green Creek Drone Company offers Midwest crop producers advanced drone sprayer technology for crop management, including custom fungicide applications through partnership with The Equity’s Agronomy Department. Farmers can opt to buy their own drones and receive necessary licensing and training from Green Creek Drone Company for effective aerial crop management. Read More

4. e-Naira Launches to Propel Nigerian Agriculture into New Technological Era

Government invests in agriculture, focusing on digital currency to boost the sector and engage farmers and agro-allied merchants. Arabatech partners with FACAN to launch the e-Naira campaign and onboard 50 million members and associations for the agricultural sector. Read More

5. California Confirms the Emergence of a New Citrus Virus


The US Department of Agriculture’s APHIS has identified the Citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV) in the city of Tulare during a routine multi-pest survey by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). This is the first time the CYVCV has been detected in the US, and the CDFA is surveying residential and commercial properties in Tulare County to determine the extent of the disease’s presence. Further surveys in Fresno and Kings counties will be conducted to inform the regulatory response by CDFA and APHIS. Read More


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