Lemon grass induces childbirth
Can extracts of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and cocoa (Theobroma cacao) be effectively used to induce labour during childbirth?
Zero oil plan to lift 20m out of poverty, create 500,000 additional jobs annually, says NEPC
Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, has said that the zero oil plan is expected to create about 500,000 additional jobs annually, due to an increase in production and export activities
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…