A Rare 16th Century Description of the Advanced Economy of Ancient Benin

The Benin Kingdom was one of most developed states in Africa in ancient times until it was annexed by the British Empire in 1897. Founded around 1180 C.E, the people of Benin Kingdom built an advanced society and city so advanced that European historians compared it to Amsterdam in Europe. One of such descriptions: “When… Read More A Rare 16th Century Description of the Advanced Economy of Ancient Benin

How Global Brewers are Cashing in on Sorghum & Cassava Beer in Africa

Africans have been making and drinking beer before the first European set his foot on African soil but the Europeans were first to commercially produce beer in Africa. Throughout history, Human have consumed beer and made them from local cereal grains. Asian brewed their beer from rice and the native Americans from corn and Africans… Read More How Global Brewers are Cashing in on Sorghum & Cassava Beer in Africa

Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation

Stanford Muyila, a 32-year-old Malawian has been awarded the Young Scientist Award in Japan during the Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference for successfully creating a low-cost method for increasing the nutritional value of agricultural waste meant to be used as animal feed. Usually, the process of producing animal feed from agricultural wastes requires the residues to undergo… Read More Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation

How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invested in agriculture and encouraged people to go into farming. There has been more focus on crop cultivation and animal farming, and results have started coming in. According to a news report on a study by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison… Read More How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go

In a nation where institutions are too weak to provide important social and economic amenities for citizens, the concept of maximizing or utilising masses of individuals to solve a large problem can be a massive game changer. Many years of bad government policies in Nigeria have made agricultural financing a ‘rocket science’. Most farmers do… Read More FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go