Nigeria cocoa main crop harvest threatened by flood, disease
Nigeria’s cocoa harvest is threatened by floods and an outbreak of fungal disease as heavy rains fall in the West African country’s main growing regions, the cocoa association said. “It has been raining heavily and nonstop, almost daily since late July,” Sayina Riman, president of the Cocoa Association of Nigeria, said by phone from the…
Calls for industrialisation of ‘game-changing crops’ intensify
Cocoa, cashew, palm produce and groundnut were major foreign exchange earners for Nigeria before and after independence. At the peak of cocoa production...
Ajasin varsity, national hub for cocoa rejuvenation, says vice chancellor
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) Ondo State, has become a major partner in the Federal Government’s efforts to rejuvenate cocoa production and the training of a new generation of cocoa farmers in the country. The vice chancellor of the university, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun who disclosed this to reporters said, “As a University that is…
Cocoa farmers threaten nationwide strike
Cocoa farmers have threatened to declare a nationwide strike over the sector’s neglect.
Osun revives cocoa industry in Ede
Efforts by the Osun State Government to attract investors to the state may have started to yield positive result, as the Cocoa Processing Industry (CPI), Ede, has bounced back to production.
Coffee, cocoa drink enhances brain function
The best way to get ahead at work is to coffee mixed with cocoa, according to scientists who studied the behaviour of people drinking coffee and hot chocolate over the course of a year.
Ondo will soon become foodbasket of Nigeria, says Mimiko
Mimiko, who stated this during the inauguration of the Ondo State ultra-modern semi-mechanised abattoir in Akure, also attributed it to the cocoa rebirth in the state.
Ondo hosts maiden cocoa industry, investment conference
Ondo State government has concluded the maiden Akure Commodity Exchange, initiated by the state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to help farmers midwife their sale internationally.
Captain JPL Davies’ cocoa lessons
Sometime in April 1916, a note was published in the Journal of the African Society stating that the first person to plant cocoa in West Africa was ‘a native of Africa’ who planted the crop in the 1880’s.