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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…
6 Dec 2018
Nigeria’s current annual cocoa production is put at 367,000 tonnes annually. Comparatively, Cote d’Ivoire produces 1.48 million tonnes.
15 Nov 2018
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…
1 Nov 2018
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…
22 Oct 2018
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.
13 Oct 2018
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…
11 Oct 2018
Professor Malachy Akoroda, immediate past Executive Director, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), is of the Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan.
8 Oct 2018
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.
5 Oct 2018
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…
12 Sep 2018
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…

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