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.
Towards a more empowered economic agenda for development
Investing In Women believes in the power of collaboration and working with thought leaders. This week, Anita has invited researcher and management consultant, Carl Loof of Impeccable Collaboration (New York), as a guest contributor to share a global perspective on economic opportunities for Nigeria, through a strategy of investing in women. As one of the world’s…
‘Poverty level affects cocoa products consumption, industry’
Professor Malachy Akoroda, immediate past Executive Director, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), is of the Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan.
84,000 lose jobs as 16 cocoa companies go under
Over 84,000 Nigerians have lost their jobs in the cocoa value chain industry while about 16 companies have folded up in the last 10 years.
Nigeria-China currency swap and economic growth - Part 2
It is demeaning that the Asians now control domestic commodity trading in Nigeria. They were able to hedge out Nigerian produce buyers. They buy produce like cocoa, coffee, groundnut, cotton, sorghum, gum Arabic, rubber, palm produce etc. It was easy for them to do that because they possess large capital. It is, therefore, mindboggling that…
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.