Palm biofuel, agro-based pharmaceuticals, others can replace petroleum, says Ikuenobe
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...
Farmers express concern over low quality oil palm in Nigeria
Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN), has expressed concern over low quality of palm oil produced in the country, attributing it to lack of processing machines.
Edo strategise for sustainable oil palm sector
Edo State Government has taken moves to strengthen partnerships to engender a sustainable oil palm sector and safeguard its forest belt.
CBN okays N200b to back export of oil palm, cocoa, others
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through its Bankers Committee, yesterday rolled out a N200 billion intervention facility to support export of five commodities. They include oil palm, cocoa, sesame seeds, shea seeds and cashew and are to provide concessionary finance to non-oil exporters, aid non-oil export productivity and create more jobs. Besides, the apex…
Abia community leases 1040-hectare oil palm to Dufil Prima Foods
A 1040-hectare oil palm farm has been given by Amokwe and Okai villages of Item in Bende local government area to Dufil Prima Foods Plc to enable it source its raw materials. Dufil Prima Foods Plc, manufacturer of Indomie Noodles and Power Oil, currently sources most of its palm raw materials abroad, hence this proposed project will…
Oil palm firm set to produce 8.4 million bunches annually
The management of Okitipupa Oil Palm Plc (OOPC), Okitipupa, in Ondo State, has embarked on corporate restructuring for better performance to produce 8.4 million bunches of fresh palm fruits yearly.
Abia commences Oil Palm revolution, distributes two million Tenera seedlings
Abia State has flagged-off its Oil Palm revolution and allied products project, with the distribution of two million high yield species of Tenera seedlings to communities
Akwa Ibom state faces scarcity of oil palm seedlings
Hard times await oil palm farmers in Akwa Ibom State this farming season as the state government has no seedlings for farmers. The farmers said the situation had persisted for over three years, and a visit to the state’s nursery at NtakInyang showed that the place is empty, with only a handful of seedlings, which…
Ugwuanyi calls for revival of oil palm production nationwide
Gov.Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called for the revial of oil palm production nationwide to boost oil palm production and restore its lost glory as a prime income earner for Nigeria.
Oil palm is our new crude oil, says Obaseki
The governor announced this yesterday at the Edo State Government House in Benin when a 14-member committee set up to develop an oil palm plan for the state presented its report to him.