Senate calls for improved palm oil production, revamp of NIFOR
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.
Why Malaysia overtakes Nigeria in oil palm production, by NIFOR’s boss
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.
Tackling basic challenges in Nigeria’s food production industry
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…
Processors, researchers suggest ways to prevent rejection of farm exports
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…
Declining palm oil production, yet another drawback on economic diversification
Nigeria’s steady decline in palm oil production has not only become a riddle yet to be unraveled by the Federal Government, processors...
Group, NIFOR introduce new tools to boost palm production
The machine is expected to increase the time frame for pruning and harvesting of palm products by almost 200 per cent and also reduce the risk faced by farmers in the manual harvest system.
Only 160,000 citizens pay tax in Edo, says Obaseki
Obaseki stated this yesterday when he hosted the President and Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Chief Cyril Ikemefuna Ede, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.
Edo partners NIFOR on capacity building, inaugurates committee on Health Insurance Scheme
In another development, Governor Godwin Obaseki has inaugurated a committee to design the framework for a world class health insurance scheme (Edo Health Insurance Scheme) that will be the pride of Edo people and the African continent.