Meet Young Cucumber Farmer Who Makes N2m In Three Months
IN Nigeria, it is unusual to use farming in the same sentence with youths. The grueling crudeness of farm work, man-hour and patience required to harvest the fruits of farming are not just unattractive, they have, over the years, driven young people out of farms and villages.
Foreign Rice Importers: Game To Return Nigeria As Dumping Ground
In the rash of misinformation being peddled in the media, it has become necessary to separate the wheat from the chaff, as some entrenched interests seem bent on truncating the genuine strides made so far by the President Jonathan Administration to make the nation self-sufficient in rice production. The rice industry was characterised by opacity…
Firm Invests $64million In Nigeria Aquaculture Industry
THE Triton Group of companies has invested $64million into the Nigerian Aquaculture industry as part of effort to boost local production of Tilapia and Catfish in the country.
Cassava Flour Inclusion Policy: Looking At The Bottom Line
DIVERSIFICATION of the agriculture sector has begun, but in some areas, the progress has been slow, hindered by a number of factors. Bureaucratic and financial bottleneck as well at an environment some stakeholders consider to be hostile have been manifest.
Berger Paints names Folikwe as new helmsman
BERGER Paints Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Peter Bababunmi Folikwe as the new Managing Director. According to the company, Folikwe brings on board over 24 years of experience in marketing, sales/distribution and general management; having worked in a number of top rated companies in Nigeria across a number of sectors in varied capacities.
Agro-food, print and packaging exhibition
MORE than 80 notable exhibitors from over 21 countries are billed to display new technologies, innovations and solutions for Nigerians at an exhibition sponsored by European Union, Institute of Packaging (IOPN) and PlastPrintPack Nigeria from Tuesday, April 28 to Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the prestigious Land Mark Convention Centre in Lagos
Atlantic Shrimpers’ Donates Vehicle To Department Of Fisheries
AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Atlantic Shrimpers Limited has donated a vehicle to the Federal Department of Fisheries, Lagos Liaison office for logistic support.
FIIRO Tasks FG On Centres For Consumer Good Production
THE Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), has called on the Federal Government to develop modern industrial catalytic centres across the six geo-political zones of the country, for the production and packaging of consumables that can compete globally.
Nigeria’s MDG-1 Achievement: FAO, WFP Corroborate Status
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WFP) have again confirmed the recognition that Nigeria has met the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) recently.
Task of Producing Quality Food for Better Health
Travellers, in their thousands, who daily ply Nigerian roads are in good position to tell what negative impact mismanaging safe food rule could mean to public health. Being in transit and having need of meals to sustain them till they get to their various destinations opens them up to eating what is served in many roadside kiosks and canteens.
Between farm workers, exploitation and forced labour
Tomatoes were once grown by indigenous people in the Andes and then exported to Europe and North America by Spanish colonizers. And while the delicious fruit has found a home in many parts of the world, many of the workers who pick it have not. Many are irregular immigrants, tolerated because they provide cheap labour, but not welcomed.