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…
10 Sep 2018
Cocoa, cashew, palm produce and groundnut were major foreign exchange earners for Nigeria before and after independence. At the peak of cocoa production...
1 Feb 2018
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…
25 Jan 2018
Cocoa farmers have threatened to declare a nationwide strike over the sector’s neglect.
27 Jun 2017
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.
21 Apr 2017
Ivory Coast has cut planned spending for 2017 by 10 percent due to a sharp drop in world prices of cocoa, its leading export, President Alassane Ouattara said, according to Thursday’s edition of national newspaper Le Patriote.