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24 Aug 2020
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.
3 Jun 2020
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.
8 May 2020
The Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, says the planting season must not be missed by farmers, while preventing the spread of COVID-19.
14 Feb 2020
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.
3 Oct 2019
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...
27 Sep 2019
The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), on Monday, trained about 45 farmers on the use of modern technologies in the production of plantain and pineapple in Edo State.
15 Jul 2019
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.
8 Jul 2019
Osun State government has partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and private sector to enhance mechanised agriculture.
4 Jul 2019
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…
9 May 2019
It has been disclosed that Nigeria needs to produce additional 500,000 metric tonnes of fresh tomatoes to meet annual demand for local consumption, apart from industrial utilisation.
25 Apr 2019
Nigeria needs 8 million hectares of farmland and a minimum of 24 million fully engaged workers to produce the annual national citrus juice deficit, estimated to be 414 million litres. Despite the presence of all factors of production...
18 Apr 2019
The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, in collaboration with Onicon.Resources Ltd, has commenced training of 30 youths...


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