NAFDAC Plans To Rescue Nigeria’s Food Export
The ban on Nigeria’s value-added agricultural exports to Europe by the EU in June 2015 is threatening the shaky economy. However, Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, Director of Special Duties National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) told FABIAN ODUM of the Agency’s plan.....
Shea Butter: Multi-Billion Naira Non-Oil Export Commodity Beckons
Although, largely a produce of the Sahel savanna crop that spreads across several West African countries and beyond, shea butter, pressed out of shea nut, is commanding as much as three billion dollars (N600bn) per annum in foreign markets, where it has found use in a variety of manufacturing processes.
‘Nigeria Economy Needs Creativity, Diversification To Agriculture’
Nigerians, especially business owners have been urged to pay attention to the agriculture sector, which can revitalise the economy.
Ondo, FADAMA Empower Farmers To Tackle Youth Unemployment
THE Ondo State Government and the third National Fadama Development Project (NFDPIII) have syndicated efforts in agriculture to beef up food security, especially with cassava farming, and provide more employment opportunities.
Lagos CADP Trains 55 Women, Youth In Production
The Lagos State Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) has trained 55 women and youths in three value chains of rice and poultry production and aquaculture. The trainees were exposed to modern day farming techniques and how to commercialise their production in the weeklong training. At the award of certificate ceremony for trainees, Permanent Secretary, Lagos…
CEBRAD Focuses On Beekeeping As Wealth Creator, Holds Conference
The determination to seek alternative income sources for Nigeria is on the upswing as the searchlight turns to apiculture, the business of beekeeping and honey production as well as other by-products. In this wise, the Centre for Bee Research & Development (CEBRAD), is organising a three-day conference for key players in the apicultural business under…
Farmers Launch Micro-Finance Bank To Serve Own Community
For too long farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector have often been snubbed by regular banks in matters that concern lines of credit for their businesses. However, to curtail this, the farmers have decided to take their destiny in their hands; they launched a farmers’ micro-finance bank, called Joint Farmers Microfinance Bank (JFMB) at…
Chips:Quenching Hunger, Providing Jobs
HAVE you been engaged with work that you could not observe your lunch break? Or have you been in traffic and famished? If you have found yourself in either situation, then you will appreciate some people for packaging snacks to whet your appetite.
BATNF, Stakeholders Seek Improved Lives For Smallholder Farmers
Committed to making life better for smallholder farmers in Nigeria, particularly in the rural areas, the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Foundation recently held a one-day dialogue on smallholder farmers and sustainable agriculture themed: Agricultural Policies and The Nigerian Smallholder Farmers to address the issue.
Poultry Industry Can Revamp Economy, Create More Jobs
The National President, Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, Dr. Ayoola Oduntan has said that the poultry industry have the capacity of generating a total sum of a trillion naira annually if it enjoys the appropriate support and commitment from government and people of Nigeria.