NIHORT Boss lauds Makinde’s performance in agriculture development
Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, has commended the giant stride of Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, in agriculture development. Olaniyan spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan, on the assessment of two years of Gov. Makinde-led government in the state. “In the past…
1,300 youths, women to secure CBN loan, says Okowa
Delta State Government has assured of securing Central Bank of Nigeria’s agricultural loans for over 1,300 youths and women farmers, to boost the production of essential cooking ingredients, such as Tomato, Telfairia, and others with nutritional values.
Plant scientist advises Nigerians to eat mushrooms to prevent cancer, others
A Plant Physiologist, Dr Olufunmilayo Idowu, has advised Nigerians to eat mushrooms because of its antioxidants content that could protect the human body against cancer.
FG mulls standards for tomato value chain three years after import policy
The Federal Government, in line with its economic diversification policy, has developed draft codes of practices for the tomato value chain from planting, harvesting, processing and transportation to Storage.
Institute harps on plantain input multiplication
The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, Oyo State, has reiterated that there are job opportunities for youths and women in multiplication of plantain planting materials and cultivation of mushrooms.
Nigeria wobbles in food production at 59 as experts point way forward
From the reliable data available on food production level in Nigeria today, and considering the preponderance of poverty as hinted by the Word Bank and other international...
How to make N16m from orange yearly, by NIHORT specialist
A citrus specialist at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Dr Stephen Afolayan, has disclosed how farmers can harvest about N16 million worth of oranges on the one-hectare plantation.
Osun partners IITA on farm mechanisation
Osun State government has partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and private sector to enhance mechanised agriculture.
NIHORT trains 100 on tomato, ugu value chains with N6m start-up kits
Efforts to mobilise youths and women to profitably play greater roles in value chain development by cultivating, aggregating, processing and storing, as well as marketing of the horticultural products necessitated the training of the participants, Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, Executive Director of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), has said. He said this during an opening…