Record cashew crop in world leader Ivory Coast but COVID hits prices
Cashew nut production in the world's top grower Ivory Coast will cross 800,000 tonnes to set a new record but prices have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said Monday.
Cashew shell compound may help repair damaged nerves
In laboratory experiments, a chemical compound found in the shell of the cashew nut promotes the repair of myelin, a team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Myelin is a protective sheath surrounding nerves. Damage to this covering — demyelination — is a hallmark of…
Zero oil plan to lift 20m out of poverty, create 500,000 additional jobs annually, says NEPC
Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, has said that the zero oil plan is expected to create about 500,000 additional jobs annually, due to an increase in production and export activities
Ogidi Day: Using culture as vehicle for development
The Ogidi Day celebration, a cultural festival of Ogidi people of Kogi State has continued to draw both local and foreign participation. The cultural fiesta, which started in 2007, has become a rallying point for the people and has attracted development to their area, as well as boost the economy. Once again on June 15,…
Cashew farmers accuse Kogi of multiple taxation, obnoxious policies
The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN), Kogi State chapter has accused Kogi State Government of using all manner of taxations...
FG to set up cashew processing plants in four states — Ogbeh
The Federal Government says it plans to set up cashew processing plants in four states of the country to add value to the produce and create employment, wealth in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.…
How to cultivate money-spinning moringa oleifera plants
The saying that agriculture is profitable and sustainable is neither rhetoric nor a cacophony. Careful inward looking and proactive efforts in the agricultural sector truly have the potentialities. Income generation, employment creation and poverty alleviation potential of the sector are real considering the foreign exchange earnings from cash crops such as cocoa, cashew, palm products…
Calls for re-introduction of agric marketing boards deepen
Many Nigerians from all walks of life have called for the speedy re-introduction of various agricultural boards for cash crops such as cocoa, cashew, rice and maize, while several others have kicked against such a move.