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The President of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Pastor Segun Adewumi has appealed to the Federal Government to boost cassava production, for the country to get additional N15tr to enhance the economy. Adewunmi, who made the call at the West...
A bill for an Act for the establishment of National Tea and Coffee Development Council to develop commercial cultivation of the produce in the country has passed second reading in Senate. The Bill was first read in the Upper Chamber...
Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Fertiliser and Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru have disclosed that one million metric tons of fertilizer would be made available to farmers from 11 fertilizer blending plants in the country this...
PZ Wilmar and the Nigeria Institute of Oil Palm Research on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost palm oil production through research and human capacity building. The event, which took place in Abuja, was witnessed by the Minister...
Against the background of the current paucity of forex, the Dangote Group has said it is currently driving six major projects, which will generate foreign exchange earnings of about $15n annually for the nation. The group, according to its President,...
A leading indigenous local tomato paste manufacturer, Erisco Foods Limited, has made good its threat of shutting down the $150bn plant and relocating its manufacturing base to a location outside Nigeria. The Chief Executive Officer, Erisco Foods Limited, Chief Eric...
Members of the Fisheries Cooperative Federation of Nigeria Limited (FCFNL) have expressed worry over the neglect of the nation's fishing industry, noting that the sector is still plagued with poor budgetary allocations both by the State and Federal government. FCFNL...
A consensus exists among value-chain drivers that almost every exported finished product uses some inputs which have an imported content. While this truism cannot be dismissed, the Nigerian economy, which has been caught in recession, needs to reduce its...
The federal government also yesterday set up a task force on food security to address the worrying incidence of rising cost of food items in the market. The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this after the FEC meeting...
Researchers working under the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture led Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) will this week share findings and recommendations on how to tackle weeds in cassava farming systems. The sharing of research findings is part of activities...

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