Yam committee urges amendment of export act
The Technical Committee on Yam Export has urged the National Assembly to amend the Export Prohibition Act of 1989 to facilitate the export of agricultural produce in Nigeria.
Staying healthy during harmattan
The harmattan has brought in its trail dust and dry air. Curiously, in place of what was supposed to be cold weather, there is intense heat, which could lead to dehydration, if not properly handled. To avoid or minimise the harsh effects of the weather, medical experts have advised that people should avoid unnecessary exposure.…
Dieting in pregnancy
‘Dieting in pregnancy’, is a phrase that evokes variable emotions, while some people are strongly against it (a pregnant woman should eat whatever she wants), a few pregnant women are open to the possibility to losing any excess weight. Should a pregnant woman diet? How safe would it be? Dieting is defined as the kinds…
Do You Know You Can Bake A Cake Using Yam?
In case you never knew or imagined that a cake could be baked using yam, then we're here to change that. This recipe combines fresh yam peelings and coconut for a delicious cake. Ingredients 450g fresh puna yam, peeled and grated 2 eggs, whisked 50g golden caster sugar ¼ tsp salt 100ml condensed milk 150ml…
Prepare Yamarita Fries In Six Easy Steps
In the spirit of celebrating the New Yam Festival across the country, here's another way to enjoy yam with this perfect Yamarita recipe: Ingredients 1/2 kg fresh yam, peeled and cut to the desired shape 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 tsp curry 1 stock cube Pepper, to taste Salt to taste Vegetable…
Do You Know You Can Make Pancakes And Waffles With Yam?
Leave your loved ones in heaven with this creative yet easy take on the classic Nigerian breakfast meal of yam and eggs. Ingredients Fresh yam, peeled and boiled until soft Chopped mixed vegetables (onions, pepper, spring onions, bell peppers etc) 3 large eggs Salt Seasoning cubes, optional Vegetable oil for frying Method Mash boiled yams…
Why yam is predisposed to rot
THE reported rejection of Nigerian yams exported to the United States and the controversies it generated, is no doubt a national embarrassment, considering the fanfare that heralded export of the first consignment, on June 29, by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, from the Apapa port, Lagos, to Europe and United States. Just…
Food prices fall in Asaba
Mrs Angela Okonta, a food dealer, told NAN that a sac of garri which was previously sold for N20,000 now sold for 17,000. According to her, a bushel of garri which was sold for N1,000 in June now went for N700.
Farmers, sellers give reason for cost of yam
Most yam farmers and sellers in Benin have observed that the cost of the produce is not connected with the recent approval given by the Federal Government for yam export.