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3 Nov
Determined to complement Federal Government sustainable policies on food security, an agrobusiness groups are partnering to build technical and human resource capacity
14 Mar
Prices of vegetables and other perishable produce have crashed in Kano, due to the market glut caused by increased fresh supplies from farms
17 Dec 2020
The Federal Government has trained no fewer than 150 youths on how to cultivate Telfairia (ugu) and tomato, and add value to them at Kwale, Delta State.   The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), assisted by a federal lawmaker, representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani constituency, Nicholas Ossai, trained the youths from three areas of Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West,…
26 Jul 2020
To mitigate the effect of coronavirus pandemic on the Ondo State economy, 1,000 youths are being trained in modern tomato production and processing.
5 Jul 2020
In a bid to boost local production and processing of fresh tomatoes, reduce pre and post-harvest losses, and also develop the value chain to improve revenue streams for tomato farmers
19 Jan 2020
Proximate processing of tomato has been identified as a reliable method of reducing losses incurred by tomato farmers and processors after harvest.
23 Dec 2019
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has distributed irrigation pumps and fertiliser to 4,000 farmers in Borno State as part of efforts to restore their means of livelihood
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…
12 May 2019
Prices of tomato, pepper, fruits and other food items have increased tremendously in the last one-week across major markets in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo States and beyond, as the Ramadan commences, according to findings.   Surveys in Bodija, Ojo and Sango markets, in Ibadan, Oyo State show that prices of tomato and pepper have increased by…
25 Feb 2019
Researchers in the United States of America have developed a new technology that can trap photosynthetic energy capable of increasing crop productivity by at least 40 per cent. The researchers explained that “plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis but most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with…
28 Jan 2019
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the Federal Government will provide solar-powered cold rooms in Kano State for the preservation of tomatoes, The minister disclosed this at the First National Tomato Stakeholders Summit in Kano on Thursday‎. The cold rooms, he added, would be installed in about 15 locations…
12 Sep 2018
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has commended an indigenous producer of tomato, Wells Hosa Greenhouse Farms Limited, for deploying the use of greenhouse technology to produce exportable tomatoes in the country. The Executive Director, NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo, explained that with the technology, Nigeria could now start to export tomatoes to every part of the…


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The bodies of three people have been discovered in a burnt-out building in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara, police said Saturday
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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Friday urged the Federal Government to establish a Health Bank to support investment
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APC Chairman in Plateau, Mr Rufus Bature has condemned the renewed cycle of attacks on unsuspecting people of Ta’agbe in Miango District of Bassa Local Government of the state.
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Australia banned flights from nine southern African countries on Saturday, tightening its borders to prevent the entry of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.
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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has suspended some officials for allegedly extorting a passenger