‘Cluster processing centres for women, way to prevent post-harvest losses’
Yes. Women form the larger percentage in agriculture and its value chains. So, it is an area that needs empowerment. It means the government should put up programmes to assist women in agriculture to achieve food self-sufficiency and security.
FIIRO tasks entrepreneurs on innovation
The Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Prof Gloria Elemo, has urged Nigerian entrepreneurs...
Competition for cassava roots raises concern about food security
Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, writes on the concern that industrial utilisation of cassava roots could pose threats to availability of staples derivable from the root crop. The rising demand for the multipurpose cassava roots by industrialists and staple food processors has raised concerns in some quarters that Nigerians might be deprived of staples derived…
How manage post-harvest losses of food crops, fruits & vegetables
Food wastage is not acceptable anywhere in the world considering resources required to grow foods. It is more so in Nigeria where millions of people go to bed hungry and starved.
Bridging gap between labs, research institutes, industries
*FIIRO establishes catalytic model factories to ensure effective technology diffusion, job creation *Automation Academy for training of engineers, technologists, processors on activation *Develops high nutrient density biscuit from appropriate combinations of locally grown food crops *Nutraceutical product for sickle cell anemia, ready-to-use-therapeutic food to combat malnutrition Several attempts have been made in the past to…
FIIRO DG harps on agriculture as employer of youths
Director General (DG) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Prof. Gloria Elemo, has said that agricultural development is the best way to take Nigeria out of poverty and create job opportunities for unemployed youths in the country. She made this call at the 5th Landmark University convocation lecture, titled…
FIIRO unveils initiative to fight unemployment
The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) says it has perfected strategies to give unemployment the deserved knockout in the country.
FIIRO, Pax herbals sign MoU to boost research
The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with Pax Herbals, to increase research in herbal medicines.The Director, Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Fr. Anselm Adodo disclosed this yesterday in Lagos.
NEPC, FIIRO partner on technology transfer, export
To boost the nation’s non-oil export profile, the Executive Director of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo has sought to partner with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) on technology transfer for processing exported items. Leading a delegation of the agency to FIIRO to identify research findings that are commercialisable and…
FIIRO partners NEPC on exports, job creation
Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) is partnering the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) on export of local products and job creation. The partnership is aimed at value addition to agro commodities. Speaking during the official visit of NEPC delegates to the institute, Director General of FIIRO, Prof. Gloria Elemo, said through the initiative,…