Nigeria has moved from number one in the 50s and 60s to a distant fifth. You now have countries like Columbia and Thailand coming ahead of us, not to mention the mega ones like Indonesia and Malaysia.
To revamp the dwindling fortunes of the oil palm industry, the National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria (NPPAN) has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to set aside a minimum of N200 billion intervention ...
In collaboration with the Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has trained 30 coconut farmers on nursery establishment, field development, harvesting, and value addition in Edo State.
6 Dec 2020
Despite Nigeria’s potential in oil palm production, over $500m is spent yearly on the importation of the produce, to close the gap in the huge domestic demand.
3 Aug 2020
The focus on agriculture by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the intervention funding initiatives are a welcome development no doubt.
26 May 2020
Not necessarily. However, the country can grow more food to reduce its import dependence in such areas as sugar, rice, palm oil and fish, as well as derivatives of agricultural produce...
19 Feb 2020
Nigeria loses over N90 billion yearly, and in the next three years will lose not less than N270 billion to deficit and importation of palm oil, The Guardian investigation has revealed.
24 Sep 2019
The Senate on Tuesday called on Federal Government to support improved production of palm oil to meet domestic need of the market and increase exports for forex exchange earnings.
15 Aug 2019
Ibirogba, Head, Agro-Economy, spoke with Dr. Celestine Ikuenobe, Executive Director of the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) in Benin City. He said more deliberate investments, easier access to land and cheaper capital have made Malaysia overtake Nigeria in the oil palm sector, suggesting ways the industry could be repositioned for energised economy.
29 Apr 2019
Jennifer Cooke, a Senior Associate in the Office of the President, the United States of America (USA), leading research and analysis on political, economic and security dynamics in Africa, has the following to say on Nigeria’s food production before and shortly after independence. “During its first decade of independence, Nigeria was one of the world’s most…
28 Feb 2019
Processors, farmers and scientists have suggested ways to prevent monumental losses emanating from rejection of agro-allied products exported from Nigeria to other countries, especially Europe and America. Some of the solutions, as identified by stakeholders, are good agronomical practices on the part of farmers and exporters, efficiency on of regulatory agencies, effective coordination by the…
25 Feb 2018
Nigeria’s steady decline in palm oil production has not only become a riddle yet to be unraveled by the Federal Government, processors...