Expect 50% Increase In The Prices Of Bread, Says Nigerian Caterers And Bakers Association

  The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) says a 50 percent increase in the prices of bread is inevitable. Raji Omotunde, Lagos state chapter chairman of AMBCN, made this known in an interview with NAN on Friday. He said the prices of baking ingredients have increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, [...]

By | September 13th, 2020|foods, ingredients and spices, Trends, news & info|0 Comments

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 [...]

Edo Farmers Seek Probe Of N144bn Agric Loan

Edo State Concerned Farmers Association (ESCFA) on Monday asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and anti-graft agencies to probe alleged mismanagement of N144 billion loan for agricpreneur project in the state. The farmers protested in Abuja, bearing placards asking government officials to answer how the loan was managed. Addressing newsmen after peaceful protest at [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Trends, news & info, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Times To Drink Water

You might already be familiar with the recommendation to drink at least eight glasses of water daily in order to stay properly hydrated. However, drinking eight glasses of water to stay hydrated is not enough, knowing the specific times that drinking water can actually boost your overall health and cognitive functioning is equally as important. [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Vegan Or Vegetarian Diet: What You Need To Know

People choose to be vegans or vegetarians because of health concerns, religious restrictions or moral concerns about harming animals. The difference between going vegan versus vegetarian primarily centers on the role of animals in food production. While both diets focus on eating more plant-based foods, vegetarians are allowed to include eggs, honey, and dairy. Vegans [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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
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