11 Mar 2020
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
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.
1 Dec 2019
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.
24 Oct 2019
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.
18 Oct 2019
To reposition the Nigerian cocoa industry, stakeholders have emphasised the need to increase quality and quantity of beans in the country by deploying new techniques of fermentation, drying...
6 Oct 2019
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.
7 Jul 2019
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,…
12 Jun 2019
Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Ivory Coast and Ghana threatened to stop selling their products to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price.
5 Apr 2019
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…
28 Jan 2019
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…
13 Jan 2019
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…
17 Dec 2018
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…