Adequate health services for farmers will aid profit margin, production, says Abuah
Provision of adequate health services and necessary welfare packages for the well being of farmers, has been identified as necessary impetus to increase production and profit margin in the agriculture sector.
Nigeria loses 80% of agricultural revenue to raw exports
Nigeria has been losing about 80 per cent of the value of its agricultural products through export of raw crops to industrialised countries which process and export the finished products back to the country.
Ogun targets higher cocoa tonnage, quality produce
The Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Agriculture, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, said the state has devise strategies towards improving quality of Cocoa produced in the state.
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,…
CBN okays N200b to back export of oil palm, cocoa, others
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through its Bankers Committee, yesterday rolled out a N200 billion intervention facility to support export of five commodities. They include oil palm, cocoa, sesame seeds, shea seeds and cashew and are to provide concessionary finance to non-oil exporters, aid non-oil export productivity and create more jobs. Besides, the apex…
‘We are building formidable economy with rice, cocoa production, processing’
Determined to break away from over-dependence on federal revenue allocations, Cross River State government is embarking on mega agriculture programmes to produce cocoa, rice and poultry with the state-of-the-art processing mills The state government also motivates farmers with incentives, especially from the anchor borrowers’ programme, to intensify cocoa, rice and poultry production to take advantage…
Cross River plans to earn revenue from cocoa, rice
The Cross River State government plans to break away from over-dependence on the monthly allocations for Abuja. Its area of focus is the production of cocoa, rice, poultry products and establishment of processing mills, among others. To achieve this, the state is encouraging farmers with incentives, especially from the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to…
Stakeholders’ strategies for re-awakening Nigeria’s cocoa economy
Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA writes on the efforts of stakeholders in the cocoa value chain development to make the crop the mainstay of the economy; climate change management through agro-forestry and yardsticks for certification to meet international standards, among other industry issues. With the realities that there are structural bottlenecks in Nigeria causing inadequate…
‘How Nigeria can make cocoa, cashew to replace dependece on oil revenue’
Nigeria’s current annual cocoa production is put at 367,000 tonnes annually. Comparatively, Cote d’Ivoire produces 1.48 million tonnes.
How to establish modern cocoa plantations
Some young people, especially graduates, see cocoa farming as a poorly rewarding business meant for only the aged people who have resigned to fate. They think farmers, and by extension cocoa producers, have nothing else to show for their labour and drudgery except a beggarly existence. These perceptions are not only false but also far…