The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), an Italian government body that supports business development, partnerships and collaborations between Italian companies and foreign businesses, has commenced E-Lab Innova training in Nigeria for selected food and agricultural entrepreneurs and their companies.
How private security measures on farm investments push food inflation
As kidnapping for ransoms and killing of farmers escalate countrywide, high cost of ensuring security of life and property on most farms has pushed up cost of production and food inflation in the country amid other production constraints.
Osinbajo lauds Value4Dairy Consortium's plans to accelerate dairy sector
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has welcome the strategic partnership of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, URUS, Barenbrug and Agrifirm tagged Value4Dairy Consortium in their commitment to increase self-sufficiency in Nigeria’s dairy sector. Osinbajo made this known at the virtual launch of the consortium on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, represented by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba…
‘Attacks on Benue farmers meant to destroy state’s agro-economy’
The President, Benue Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Industry (BECCIMA), Dr Paul Ubwa, has condemned the continuous attacks by herdsmen on Benue farmers, describing them as premeditated to discourage farmers from working on their farmlands. Ubwa, who said this in a statement made available to The Guardian on Sunday, said such attacks, coming at the…
Custom invades Ibadan market, evacuates truckloads of rice
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone A, in Ibadan, Oyo State, invaded Oja Oba Market in the early hours of Saturday and carted away truckloads of suspected foreign bags of rice.
‘Nigeria risks flood, crop loss for underfunding water sector’
A water resource expert, Razak Jimoh, has said that Nigeria currently lacks dam capacity to properly arrest floods and prevent loss of produce as the current budgetary allocations to the sector are inadequate. He said the N475.6 billion estimated for the execution of the nation’s water sector is not enough, hence the abandonment of critical…
Nigeria trains coconut farmers on nursery, processing
In collaboration with the Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has trained 30 coconut farmers on nursery establishment, field development, harvesting, and value addition in Edo State.
Abiodun wins BusinessDay’s security, agriculture awards
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has been awarded the best Governor in Security 2019 and Agriculture and Economic Empowerment 2020 by the Business Day Media Limited.
Potato puree to reduce wheat bread cost by 20%, sugar by 5%
To reduce the country’s yearly wheat importation bill and conserve foreign reserve, researchers have made economic case for inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) puree in bread and other confectioneries.