Health risks of using ripening agents in fruits
Regular consumers of plantain, banana, mango and other types of fruits, especially those bought in markets, risk contracting life-threatening diseases. The health threats have been linked to application of agents to forcefully or prematurely ripen these fruits and make them ready. The most commonly used ripening agent is Calcium carbide. It is capable of quickly…
Requirements of marketing high quality palm oil in cities
Its production is not elastic; that is, not immediately responding to surges in demand. It takes three to four years to start harvests from highly improved varieties.
Palm oil producers kick against Europe’s discriminatory campaign
Small-scale palm oil farmers from Africa and Asia have kicked against Europe’s never-ending anti-palm oil campaign. The farmers, also known as Farmers Unite, launched the Nigeria-based Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), which will “be dedicated to fighting dangerous campaigns by Western politicians, the political elite, the media, uncompetitive oilseed producer and European –funded NGOs…
Abia will stop depending on Federal allocation by 2022 – Commissioner
Abia Government will cease to depend on Federal allocation from 2022 when the return on government’s current investment in oil palm will be sufficient enough to finance the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr John Okiyi, made the assertion on Wednesday at an interaction with the members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria…
Self-sufficiency in Palm Oil production possible in 30 years, says Sawyerr
Mr. Akin Sawyerr is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers And Exporters Association Of Nigeria (AFGEAN), he spoke to GBENGA AKINFENWA on steps to attaining self-sufficiency in palm oil production. Why is the country witnessing poor palm oil production? FLUCTUATING government agro policies and neglect of the sector, coupled with corruption…
Producers fault proposed palm oil importation under ETLS
Stakeholders and members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON), have urged the Federal Government to dismiss the proposed application by OLAM to import some oil palm products under the West African Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS). OLAM is allegedly wishing to import 95,000 metric tonnes (MT) of crude palm oil, 50,000 MT of Stearin…
‘Importation of crude palm oil crippling local industries’
The National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria (NPPAN), Ondo State chapter, has raised the alarm that unrestricted and illegal importation of crude palm oil into the country from neighbouring African countries poses great threat to the nation’s economy. Aside the massive unemployment which it would cause the nation, the association revealed that substandard product identified…
Farmer urges FG to support palm oil farmers
Mr Godswealth Henry, the Managing Director of JEKON Integrated Farms Nig. Ltd., on Thursday urged the Federal Government to include palm oil in its lists of agriculture produce for development.
Foundation empowers 40 youths in palm oil, cassava production, others
Speaking at the award ceremony held at Onitsha, Chairman of the Foundation, the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, noted that the Foundation’s programmes have empowered many Nigerian youths to contribute to the country’s economic growth.
Edo partners NIFOR on capacity building
The governor made this disclosure in Benin City when he received the management of the institute, which paid him a courtesy visit at Government House.
Probing effects of cooking oils on heart disease
While in economically stable countries, death from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases come from long and productive life, in developing countries almost half of such deaths occur among people in the prime of their age.