Greenhouse farming getting rooted in Lagos, Ogun
As the gap in efforts to produce enough food to feed the country’s increasing population continues to widen, experts have severally called for the innovation of agriculture
Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes’ anticancer benefits
New research finds that iron halves the absorption of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid full of antioxidants that is present in tomatoes. Tomatoes offer a rich variety of health benefits. These range from protecting against cancer and hypertension to maintaining the health of our heart, skin, and eyes.
How to create wealth from mango processing for export, local markets
Head of Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, writes on how seasonal and highly perishable mangoes could be processed, preserved and used to create wealth for the processors and other value chain players. THEY are here now in abundance. They come every year. But more of them get wasted than consumed or utilised. They are mangoes. The…
Growing up years Growing up in suburban Lagos, our home had two distinct gardens; the front and back gardens. While the front garden was purely ornamental filled with perennial and annual beds and exotic specimen plant such as the traveller’s palms,the backyard garden was mainly a vegetable garden, that boasted not only vegetables but had…
Prices of tomatoes, pepper drops in Enugu
The Prices of tomatoes and pepper have dropped considerably in major markets in Enugu metropolis, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A market survey conducted by NAN on Saturday revealed that prices of both tomatoes and pepper had reduced when compared to what their prices were some months ago. The price of a big…
Diet of tomatoes, fruits helps restore lungs damaged by smoking
Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions impaired by smoking, a new study finds.
‘When farmers, producers gathered to discuss food security challenge’
In his address, Senior Project Manager for PLAN, Dr. Augustine Okoruwa said it was possible for Nigeria to thrive on agriculture, because part of the main objectives “is to produce profit, apart from feeding the family.”
Stakeholders tackle Tomato post harvest losses
Nigeria is Africa’s second largest producer of tomatoes, producing nearly 2 million tonnes annually, yet up to 40 per cent of the crop never makes it to market, impacting food security and smallholder farmers’ incomes.
Studies show tomatoes can beat skin cancer, male infertility, others
More researchers are confirming that eating plenty of tomatoes could stave off wrinkles - and even skin cancer.