Group Berates FG Over Bio-Safety Law
A GROUP, Nigeria Against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has faulted the recently signed National Bio-safety Agency Bill into law by the outgoing-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as a ruse, scam, charade and a veil under which Monsanto, Dupont, Sygenta and similar foreign Bio-tech companies can achieve a strong foothold in the country.
Poland Seeks To Invest More In Nigeria’s Agriculture
THE Polish Minister of the Economy Mr. Dycha has said that Poland can work with Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in fish production because of the availability of modern fish processing facilities in Poland.
Wheat Self-Sufficiency: How Lack Of Power, Insurgency Hinder Production
Although Nigeria has vast arable land suitable to grow enough wheat to meet its national demand and Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) poised to stimulate substantial quantities by its 2017 projection, facts on ground point to the contrary.
FIIRO DG, Mrs. Elemo, Reappointed For Another Tenure
THE Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Dr. Mrs. Gloria Elemo has been reappointed for another four-year tenure.
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…
DREA Commissioner Meets Harvest Plus Team, Discuss Bio-fortification
TUMUSIIME Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture has received Dr. Howarth Bouis, Director of Harvest Plus and Dr. Anna-Marie Ball the Head of Africa Strategic Alliances, Harvest Plus.
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