There are fresh indications on the imminent hike in the price of rice – considered as the most common staple food in Nigeria, in the next few weeks, going by the shutting down of rice mills in major rice producing states in the country.
The Federal Government has launched a five year potato strategic plan to achieve massive production, product development, value addition and processing in farming of potato in the country.
To eradicate post-harvest losses, which accounts for over 40 per cent of the country’s harvests, Ecotutu – a cleantech company, has launched a new solar cooling technology – SelfChill Cold Rooms – to preserve perishable fresh agric produce from rot.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advocated a shift in perception that agriculture is a rural development programme. He said it should be seen as a wealth creation initiative.
Nigeria’s rising import bill has become an issue of major concern to stakeholders and other players in the agric sector.
African leaders have stressed the urgency of taking concrete steps to address food system challenges, warning that neglecting this could lead to hunger in the continent by 2030.
Oyo State government has condemned the action of FinRel Pharmacy, which led to breaking the seal placed on the business premises, after the firm was found guilty of violating veterinary premises law.
Nigeria has a lot of potential to increase the value of cocoa, as the produce is yet to be well understood, appreciated and consumed in Africa.This was the submission of the Oloni of Eti-Oni, Osun State, Oba Dokun Thompson Gureje IV, delivered at the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce...
The Oyo State Butchers Association has issued stern warning to members to avoid breaking the stipulated guidelines from buying, slaughtering or selling animals suspected to have died of the deadly anthrax disease. [ad] The Chairman of the association, Lateef Olagoke, who issued the warning, during a sensitization programme for stakeholders as parts of government’s efforts in preventing the deadly animal disease in the state, said erring butchers will be severely dealt with.
One of the major challenges facing the country’s agricultural sector that has defied all possible solutions over the years is the issue of post-harvest losses. The losses are currently estimated at N3.5tr yearly, with each state and their Local Councils, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), losing about N94.5b yearly. Recently, stakeholders at the National…
The Cross River State Governor, Sen. Bassey Otu has allocated 100,000 hectares of land for cassava production and other agricultural programmes in the state. The governor disclosed this during a Cassava Value Chain Stakeholders’ Workshop organised by the National Agriculture Growth Scheme and Agropocket (NAGS-AP) in Calabar, the state capital. Represented by the Commissioner for…
Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has reiterated its call for a regulatory board that is not involved in the buying and selling of cocoa beans, but solely for promotion and development of cocoa industry across the supply chain in a sustainable path.