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The Nigerian economy has slipped into recession, the big question now is, how do we come out of it? Agriculture seems to be the only way out of poverty, food scarcity and current unemployment challenges in Nigeria today, especially...
Virtually every day, at the Agric Investment Unit of Agro News Nigeria, we get numerous calls and enquiries from Nigerians, who want to join the Multi – billion Cashew Nuts trading and processing business. With Cashew investors and traders in...
Soybean is a species of legume, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant is classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse. Nigeria is the largest producer of soybean in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). SOURCING Soya beans is...
Nigeria is a nation abundantly blessed with agricultural resources and vast agricultural products. From the North to the South, East to the West of Nigeria, there are abundant varieties of agricultural products and resources that are found to grow and...
The raising of snails for food is called Heliculture (Snail farming). Snails are hermaphroditic (capable of self-fertilization) in nature; this means that each snail has both the male and female reproductive organs. Snails reproduce rapidly; they are capable of...
Many poultry farmers in Nigeria don’t usually pay attention to guinea fowl farming but experts say farming the birds is quite easy and economical. The Managing Director, Dan-Hassan Livestock and Poultry Services, Madugu House, Katsina, Malam Musa Rabo Dan-Hassan, said...
LET’S DISCUSS EVERYTHING ABOUT SETTING UP A PLANTAIN FARM. What is a Plantain? Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. Unlike starting other...
Gum Arabic is a perennial tree found growing wild in large commercial quantity in the northern parts of Nigeria. However, when cultivated it takes about 5years to mature. At maturity, the tree when struck or pierced with sharp metal...
With dwindling oil revenue in Nigeria, instability of crude oil prices, scarcity of FX and import irregularities and instability, price instability etc, there is a massive shift by investors into the non-oil sector investments and exports. The Nigerian export business...
Collins Apuoyo is the Team Leader for Propcom Mai-Karfi, a Department for International Development, UK (DFID) funded programme that works in Northern Nigeria. He was previously Market Group Director for Propcom and prior to that, had led three big...

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