Farmers in Edo State, especially those cultivating economic tree crops such as cocoa, have been advised to embrace good agricultural practices and food safety measures to make their produce acceptable internationally.
There are many issues confronting growth of the cocoa industry in Nigeria. Most of these issues came up after the abolition of the cocoa board in 1986 and after the abolition, we could realise that growth, production and productivity of cocoa farmers declined.
To benefit from $400 extra price on every tonne of premium quality cocoa beans being enjoyed by farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria has teamed up with the two countries to fulfil the conditions.
The Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has lamented numerous challenges confronting farmers and other stakeholders following the abolition of cocoa commodity board as recommended by the International Monetary Funds ...
Stakeholders in crop production have called on the government, especially at the state level, to facilitate greater access of farmers to critical production means such as loans, improved seedlings, agro-chemicals and market linkage to industrial users to make production sustainable and boost food sufficiency.
President of the Cocoa Farmers' Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Adeola Adegoke, has said the country is losing about N60 billion yearly as a result of refusal to collect Living Income Differential (LID) for cocoa producers.
To increase cocoa production from the current 250,000 metric tonnes (MT) to 500,000MT in the next five years, the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has urged the Federal Government to establish a development fund.
To enhance productivity of members and boost contribution of cocoa to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the agricultural sector, the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) has disclosed it will unveil good agricultural practice handbook on January, 18.
28 Sep 2020
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3 Feb 2020
When on December 7, 2019, news broke that Reinhard Bonnke, the German-born evangelist, whose gospel crusades in many African cities drew multitudes
20 Jan 2020
Cocoa Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CFAN), breeders and administrators have challenged the government to revive cocoa production as a top foreign exchange earner with proactive interventions.
8 Dec 2019
The world-renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is dead. He died yesterday in Orlando, United States of America (USA) at the age of 79 and in the presence of his family. The German-born preacher, who visited Nigeria in November 2017, when held his last crusade in Nigeria at a large expanse of land by Sparklight Estate, diagonally…