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15 Aug 2015
FARMERS across the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State have been advised to cultivate crops that can germinate and grow irrespective of the season of the year. They were also enjoined to establish agro-based industries to generate revenue for themselves and the state. Speaking in Owerri, the Acting Programmes Manager of the Agricultural Development…
9 Aug 2015
In its effort ensure hygiene practice in the handling of dairy products in the country, the federal government has partnered with Multinet group to develop and operate international standard abattoir nationwide.
2 Aug 2015
The poultry value chain of Nigeria’s agricultural sector got a boost recently with the certification of the chicken product of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery, natnudo chicken, by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC. At a factory tour by NAFDAC Management, the Director General, Dr. Paul Orhii said the whole production…
2 Aug 2015
Many would rather to veer into other areas of agribusiness investment instead of Mango as a produce line, especially because of the gestation period in waiting for this tree crop. Flowering time for the crop takes as much as five years and even eight for some cultivars and from the time the flower emerges to…
29 Jul 2015
First, it was the former Minister for Agriculture, who is now the elected President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, that declared at the National Assembly that about $30 billion dollars have been lost by Nigeria due to abuse and lack of transparency in import waivers on rice importation during the…
Anambra State
26 Jul 2015
To Build N1.2bn Vegetable Oil Plant THE Managing Director (Manufacturing), of Chicason Group, Nnewi in Anambra state, Mr. Linus Ilozue, an engineer, has disclosed that the company has concluded arrangement to go into mechanised farming, aimed at producing over 1000 tons of palm produce to feed their vegetable oil plant, which presently has production capacity…
26 Jul 2015
Fresh Vista For Entrepreneurs In Spices, Stems, Yam IT is getting clearer by the day that the next goldmine, after petroleum, which is now on the decline, is agriculture. Organisations like the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) are spreading the entrepreneurship gospel round the country.   More people, including youths are tapping into available…
19 Jul 2015
WORRIED by the level of neglect on the part of the federal government, a group of experts in collaboration with tomato farmers across the country called on the government to quickly come to the rescue of the sector, as the tomato killer disease called Tuta Absoluta has been ravaging tomato production in the country.     In an…
19 Jul 2015
THE remittances by 20million Nigerians, as released by the Federal Ministry of Finance for the first half of 2014, is put at $10.4billion, almost half of what came in 2013 ($20.77billion). The source of the fund came from Nigerians living in different countries of the world. This background affords the agribusiness person, who is focused…
12 Jul 2015
As Nigeria seeks to diversified its economy from oil to other sources and increase its revenue generation, the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), has said cassava, as the country most important staple food crop after maize, will help trigger major economic activities. According to the National President, NCGA, Segun Adewumi cassava provides over 20 domestic…
5 Jul 2015
As the nation’s economic fortune, perennially tied to oil, is dropping almost irreversibly, more people are turning to agriculture. However, the agriculture drive is mainly by private sector organisations and individuals, who are taking the bull by the horns.
20 Jun 2015
The Dangote Group has pledged to partner with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) to fight the menace of malnutrition in Nigeria. The group said it wishes to adopt indigenous technology fabricated in the Institute to address health, skills development and poverty alleviation challenges in the country. This was disclosed during a courtesy…


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