Makinde Launches “Start Them Early Programme”(STEP), Agrobusiness Training For Secondary School Students

  The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), through a new initiative known as the Start Them Early Program (STEP), is introducing agrobusiness training in secondary schools in Oyo State. To promote interest in agriculture and learning among the secondary-school aged children, IITA has launched a modern agribusiness training facility at Fasola Grammar School in [...]

CBN Moves To Ban Maize Importation, Denies Maize Importers Access To Forex

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all authorised dealers to discontinue the processing of Form M for the importation of maize with immediate effect. The CBN made this known in a circular signed by Dr Ozoemena Nnaji, the Director of Trade and Exchange Department of the apex bank in Abuja. Form M [...]

Farmers Seek Exclusion Of ‘Political Farmers’ From CBN’s Zero-Interest Loan Scheme

  Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have warned that ‘political farmers’ should not be permitted to hijack the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) ‘Agric for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP)’ and the zero-interest loans meant for smallholder farmers in the frantic efforts to prevent food shortage, hunger and unemployment post-COVID-19. The apex bank, on June [...]

Unlocking The Potentials Of Hibiscus Farming, Exportation

For Nigeria to do well in global hibiscus flower market, there is need to focus more on cultivation and processing, to fully harness potentials of the crop and boost the country’s forex earnings.
 Despite being a profitable, hibiscus has not received adequate attention of growers and investors. Despite its many uses and potentials, many do [...]

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 [...]

Investing In Palm Oil And Kernel Oil Production

  Palm Oil is known to be an excellent source of bio available calcium and least allergic of all edible oil. The demand-supply gap thereby opens up opportunities for investors in this sector. After thorough research, it is found out that the demand for palm kernel oil, for commercial, home and even industrial purposes will [...]

By | March 5th, 2020|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Tiger Nuts: Cultivation, Milk Extraction And Health Benefits

Tiger nuts, also known as yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. They’re the size of a chickpea but wrinkly with a chewy texture and sweet nutty flavor similar to coconut. Tiger nuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food and [...]

11 tips for financial success in agriculture

In the long run, the key to success in a commodity business is being a low-cost producer. That advice comes from Purdue Distinguished Ag Economics Professor Michael Boehlje. “When you wake up each day, tell yourself, ‘My job today is to lower my costs,’ he says. “The only trouble is that Ukraine woke up seven [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

All You Need To Know About Scallions

Description Scallions (also known as green onions, spring onions, or salad onions) are vegetables of various Allium onion species. They are a variety of young onions found in every grocery store and in thousands of recipes. A scallion is made up of a white base that has not fully developed into a bulb and long [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

The guaranteed source of water for farming

Water sounds common but could ruin your dream of making it big in Agriculture. We will highlight various sources of water you can depend on for your Agricultural business. Agricultural activities like crop farming, fishery, animal husbandry and poultry, are in need of regular sources of water. The success of any of these agricultural activities [...]

By | July 8th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Irvingia/Bush Mango/Ogbono Seeds

Irvingia/ Bush Mango/ Wild Mango/ Dika tree is native to Africa and southeast Asia. Irvingia fruits and nuts are edible, fat and protein rich. The nuts are dried typically under the sun and usually sold as whole or in powder form. It is a deciduous tree and reaches 30-40m in height. Its trunk is usually [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

PALM OIL PROCESSING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA

Palm oil processing business in Nigeria is a highly profitable business that you need to give serious attention. The palm oil fruit is indigenous to Nigeria. Our soil naturally grows them and they are found in the south east and south west of the country. Everyday, thousands of tonnes of palm oil is processed for [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|2 Comments

Prawn/ Shrimp Farming

Prawns are crustaceans with exoskeleton. The term "prawn" is used particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Commonwealth nations, for large swimming crustaceans. Prawns have claws on three of their five pairs of legs, shrimp have claws on two of their five pairs of legs. Their gills and body shape are different too. As far as cooking [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|1 Comment

VIDEO INTERVIEW: A CLARION CALL TO AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY RETSON TEDHEKE; NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE NFG-CS

The team at inuofebi.com visited the NFG-CS (Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society) farmers settlement centre, Maraba Gaate, Nasarawa state, Nigeria. We met with the National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Retson Tedheke, and his team. The name "Retson Tedheke" is synonymous with activism and associated with national struggles like #OCCUPYNASS and #OURMUMUDONDO. In this interview, [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Step by step guide to investing in agriculture

Agribusiness is a multi-billion dollar industry. Every other sector of the economy largely hinges on agriculture in all of its different forms. It is not surprising because food is the primary source of sustenance. Since food is indispensable, any who invests in the business is often guaranteed success. Wherever you may be, the room for [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

10 NIGERIANS MAKING IT BIG IN AGRICULTURE

Before the advent of crude oil, agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. Then, the country’s economy thrived; food was available and affordable. People, therefore, did not go hungry, except in extreme cases occasioned by a serious factor. With the oil boom era, the country and its people shifted attention from agriculture to oil and [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

8 Basic Guides To Farming

You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not just for yourself but for your greater community. You learn to work with the soil, and are prepared for a life of physical toil, intellectual challenges, and uncertain finances. All that’s left is to trade in your suit and tie for sturdy boots and a dilapidated [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

SLASH AND BURN AGRICULTURE

Slash and burn agriculture is the act of cutting down the vegetation in an expanse of land, setting aflame the remaining foliage, and using the resultant ashes as nutrients to the soil for the use of planting food crops. The swidden (the expanse of land that has undergone slash and burn) is used for a [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments

50 Lucrative Agro Processing Business ideas

Do you want to start a business in the agriculture/agro-allied value addition sector? If YES, here are 50 best lucrative agro processing business ideas to choose from. Do you know that Agricultural businesses are the most lucrative businesses in the World? Apart from the low-cost of start up and running the business, agricultural businesses turn [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|agric and agric entrepreneurship|3 Comments

Tips for Growing / Expanding Your Poultry Business

Poultry farming is profitable alright, but a lot of people still fail and incur lots of losses in this business all the same. Poultry farming has been in existence for ages and while some people have smiled to the bank and expanded their businesses, a lot of investors have blamed themselves for going into the [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|agric and agric entrepreneurship|0 Comments
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