Quarantine agency resumes certification of food for expert
The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has been instructed by the Federal Government to fully resume certification of produce and agro-allied products for export as part of the strategy
How to maximize potentials of plantain
Plantain (Musa spp.) is a staple crop, a source of carbohydrate, rich in vitamin and minerals such as calcium and iron. Unripe plantain can be used as a booster for iron deficiency in the body.
Ex-Judge, NGO sue NAFDAC, others over alleged importation of banned chemical
A retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have sued the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others at the Federal High Court, Lagos, over importation of a banned chemical, methyl bromide, into the country.
Making Nigeria’s food products exportable
A report that Nigerian food products are being rejected in the international market is not cheery against the backdrop of the quest for the diversification of the economy and strong currency.
NAQS woos EU to remove ban on export of dried beans
The Nigeria Agriculture Quarantine Agency (NAQS), has appealed to the European Union (EU), to remove the ban placed on exportation of dried beans since June 2015.
Quarantine service releases revised guidelines for agro-export in Nigeria
To reduce rejection of the country’s produce in the international market, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has provided revised guidelines for exporters of the commodities. Spokesman for NAQS, Dr Chigozie Nwodo, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, that Nigerian agro-commodities are rejected abroad, because exporters were not following the guidelines, and…
Agric infrastructure needs N50bn annually, says NAQS
An annual investment of N50 billion over the next five years is needed to scale up plant health infrastructure to meet the demand for food and export in the country, the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has said. The agency said Nigeria’s population is projected to reach 236 million people by 2030 and 410 million…
NAFDAC, NAQS disagree on use of Methyl bromide
The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has disagreed with the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the ban on the phytosanitary use of Methyl bromide. NAFDAC had issued a public warning on the phasing out of the agro-chemical Methly bromide, but NAQS countered that the use Methyl bromide is allowed for…
EU to review ban on Nigeria agric products by June
Four years after the European Union imposed a ban on the exportation of Nigeria dried beans, the international body would, in June, review the ban.
How to cultivate, export roses for sustainable income
In time past, ahead of the yearly St. Valentine’s Day celebration, an estimated one million roses were exported from Nigeria to other countries by February 10, with a total of $1m accruing to farmers and exporters, The Guardian learnt. But that is no more, as the country now relies solely on importation of the commodity…