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Borno Governor Establishes Mega Farms In 10 Councils, Engages 6111 Farmers

  Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has engaged 6,111 farmers in the state’s mega farm scheme in 10 councils. According to him, the scheme will encourage farmers and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to return to their communities and fully engage in farming. Also, the governor has supported 2,500 farmers in five councils with N12.5 million [...]

By | June 28th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Spotlight On Akwa-Ibom Coconut Refinery, The Largest Coconut Refinery In Africa

When Governor Udom Emmanuel set out to lubricate the once virgin well of agriculture in Akwa Ibom State with the establishment of Africa’s biggest coconut oil refinery, most people had no idea of coconut’s enormous potentials.  But the Governor went ahead, displaying his propensity to plan towards an economy beyond crude oil, as if he [...]

GBfoods Completes N20Bn Tomato Processing Plant In Kebbi

GBfoods, a global leader in culinary product manufacturing, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kebbi State Government and the Emirate of Yauri recently built a 20 billion naira Tomato processing factory, in Kebbi State. The factory is the second largest in Nigeria and the only fully backward integrated plant in ECOWAS. It [...]

By | June 19th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

How BASICS Is Improving Nigeria’s Cassava Seed Sector

For the past decades, Africa has been grappling with the sustainable diffusion of improved cassava varieties due to a weak and uncoordinated dissemination strategy. Consequently, improved varieties have often failed to reach the hands of farmers, forcing the yields of cassava in Africa to remain low. However, the project— Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Benefits Of Eating Eggs

An egg a day could help to keep the doctor away. Eggs remain one of the best and cheapest sources of protein. Eggs also contain antioxidants, calcium, vitamins, and amino acids which are all beneficial to the body. Boosts the immune system The immune system benefits greatly from the consumption of eggs as they boost [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Many Countries Asked Nigeria For Food During COVID-19 Lockdown, Says Fashola

  Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, says some countries asked Nigeria to supply them food during the COVID-19 lockdown measures. Speaking during an Instagram live chat with City People Magazine on Saturday, Fashola said President Muhammadu Buhari told the countries to wait because Nigerians must be well-fed first. He said the countries, which [...]

By | June 14th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Approval Of PBR Cowpea Developed By ABU, Zaria, Generates More Reactions, Questions

The recent approval of the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has continued to generate reactions, creating more anxiety than applause over the innovation. Recall that in late January, the Federal Government through a decision document issued by the National Biosafety Management [...]

By | June 12th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Osinbajo Virtually Commissions 200,000 Capacity Yam Storage Facility In Zaki-Biam

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday opened a 200,000 capacity yam facility at the Zaki Biam International Market in Benue State. The market is assumed to be the biggest yam market in the world, accounting for about 70% of the yams cultivated in the country with over 200 trucks loading two million tubers of yams weekly. [...]

By | June 10th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

DG Of Federal Government Agency, RMRDC, Describes “Kilishi” As Research Breakthrough

Hussain Ibrahim, Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), says his agency has developed technology to optimise kilishi production. Kilishi is a dried form of kebab made from cow, sheep or goat meat. While appearing before the senate committee on science and technology in Abuja on Monday, Ibrahim listed it as one [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Addressing The Impact Of COVID-19 On Fish Farming

  Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting fish and seafood trade. Future consequences will be far-reaching. Ahead of its yearly international conference to be held in Alexandria, Egypt, the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society has raised concerns on the impact of the pandemic on sustainable aquaculture, DANIEL ESSIET writes.   For the African Chapter of the World [...]

By | June 8th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

How COVID-19 Slowed The Release Of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea

  Nigerian farmers were on the verge of planting the newly released Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpea before the outbreak of COVID-19. The Regional Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane, speaks on the impact of the pandemic on the release of the cowpea variety. COLLINS NNABUIFE brings excerpts.   HOW has [...]

By | May 30th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

FG To Secure Agricultural Equipments Worth €995m For Farmers

The federal government is to secure €995million worth of agricultural equipment for Nigerian farmers. These agricultural machineries comprising tractors and other agricultural machineries will be leased out to farmers. This is coming under the in-kind facility for agricultural mechanisation to develop agricultural mechanization, recently approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The in-kind facility is [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Akwa Ibom State Government Bans Cattle, Goats Transported From Other States

  Governor Udom Emmanuel has ordered the immediate shutdown of all livestock markets in Akwa Ibom state, for the rest of May 2020. This is according to a statement by Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the secretary to the state government. “By this announcement, no new consignment of livestock – goats, cows and rams, will be allowed [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Despite COVID-19, Exportation Of Agricultural Products Soar

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus globally has taken a toll on the global economy, but non-oil export is soaring and providing a good return on investment. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria is witnessing an increasing demand for its agricultural products. With the increase in demand on non-oil export, the country’s over-reliance on crude oil [...]

By | May 12th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

The Impact Of COVID-19 Lockdown On Nigeria’s Food Systems

Amidst the upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian food system would be strained in the coming weeks and months, some agricultural experts have posited. The experts, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, also suggested ways the country can navigate this period of uncertainty and ensure food security, especially in the light of the declining purchasing [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Ganduje Shuts Tiamin Rice Factory Which Produces 320 Metric Tonnes Daily

The Management of TIAMIN RICE LIMITED on Sunday disclosed that the Kano State government had directed them to shut down their factory over alleged air pollution which “aggravates Coronavirus patients” in the state. Tiamin Rice is a leading rice mill in Kano with 320 metric tonnes daily production capacity, and has well over 223 workers [...]

By | April 19th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

#COVID19: Vietnam Government Set Up ‘Rice ATMs’ Which Dispenses Rice To The Unemployed

Rice ATMs- Machines that gives out free rice -- it sounds too good to be true. But these "rice ATMs" have been set up around Vietnam by the government to help those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic. Vietnam has 265 cases of the novel coronavirus and zero deaths, numbers that are significantly [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Maintaining A Healthy Diet During Coronavirus Pandemic

Amidst the upsurge in the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations Food And Agricultural Organisation has issued seven key guidelines to maintain a healthy diet. The tips contained in a a 47-second video recently published on the FAO website succinctly explained diet practices to inculcate in order to remain healthy. According to the FAO, during this COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

By | April 11th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

#CoronavirusPandemic: Nigerian Farmers Move To Avert Food Supply Crisis

Farmers and agri-business operators have commenced moves aimed at averting food supply crisis that may arise from the current lockdown in states following the outbreak of coronavirus. Operators under the aegis of Agric Bureau Association of Nigeria stated that it was time for all stakeholders in the country’s agricultural sector to think about how to [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Medical Response Team Gets Free Ice Cream, Pizzas, Yoghurt From Cold Stone, Dominos Pizza, Pinkberry, Others

It Is No Longer News That Lagos, The Commercial Capital Of Nigeria Doubles As The Epicenter Of Coronavirus Infection In Nigeria With Over 65 Cases. Lagos State Has Enjoyed Huge Financial Donations And Other Forms Of Support From The Federal Government, Individuals And  Corporate Organizations Since The State Recorded Its First Case Last Month. Today, [...]

By | March 30th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments
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