Akwa Ibom moves to boost agro-based economy
With the cultivation of over 11, 000 hectares of coconut; 3, 240 hectares of cassava, and over 1, 200 hectares of rice, the Akwa Ibom State government has reiterated its commitment
How BASICS is transforming cassava seed sector
A project— Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) has demonstrated that the cassava seeds system can be profitable for players
3,500 farmers receive input in Ogun
The first batch of Cassava Value Chain (CVC) beneficiaries under the Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) has received input. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Adeola Odedina
Smartfarm Nigeria partners Psaltry to train cassava farmers
Over 1,000 smallholder cassava farmers will be trained on good agronomy practices to enhance their livelihood. The gesture, courtesy of SmartFarm Nigeria–an agritech company
Professionals blame cassava flour policy’s failure on government’s insincerity
Agronomists, cassava breeders, and agricultural entrepreneurs have called on the Federal Government to revisit its import substitution policy that seeks to add about 20 per cent of cassava flours in wheat flour.
Farmers cultivate 477,642 hectares as nation expects high yields
Indications have emerged that the country may reap bumper harvests of crops and allied farm products in the next harvest season. This follows the cultivation of over 477,642.18 hectares of land across the states of the country by 416,835 farm families with rice, maize, soya bean, cassava, wheat, and cotton.
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,…
Tapping economic benefits of rising cassava starch industry in Nigeria
Nigeria grows about 54 million metric tonnes of cassava per year. Cassava is a versatile commodity with numerous uses and by-products.
How farmers can successfully market cassava roots
Intermittently, cassava producers in Nigeria express frustration and lamentation over inability to sell their fresh cassava roots. Head, Agro-Economy, FEMI IBIROGBA writes on ways the farmers can sell their cassava roots profitably. Every three or three years, industry specialists have observed, the price of fresh cassava root crashes, bringing financial losses to farmers. This intermittently…