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KWARA UNFOLDS PLANS ON COCOA FARM REJUVENATION

Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said his administration has raised 50,000 improved cocoa seedlings for farmers at affordable prices once they mature in the next 18 months. “This is being done with a view to ensuring the prompt and effective rehabilitation of the aged cocoa plantations or farms existing in the state,” Governor AbdulRazaq […]Continue Reading
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SPECIALISTS, ASSOCIATION SUGGEST WAYS TO MAKE COCOA HIGHEST FOREX EARNER IN NIGERIA

Breeders, farmers advocate return of modified cocoa boards Cocoa Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CFAN), breeders and administrators have challenged the government to revive cocoa production as a top foreign exchange earner with proactive interventions. The proactive interventions, they argue, include a modified coordinating board, structured investments, adoption of Continue Reading
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NIGERIA LOSES 80% OF AGRICULTURAL REVENUE TO RAW EXPORTS

Nigeria has been losing about 80 per cent of the value of its agricultural products through the export of raw crops to industrialised countries which process and export the finished products back to the country. Director, Internal Audit, African Export-Import Bank, Mr Abel Osuji, disclosed to newsmen. Osuji noted that Nigeria must process its exportable […]Continue Reading
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FIRM CANVASSES ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH COCOA

Olam Nigeria has called on farmers, corporate bodies and the government at all levels to make more investments in cocoa cultivation, processing and other value chain development.  Cocoa, the company representative said, has what it takes to diversify the economy of the country. More than 14 states are cocoa-producing places. Improved varieties have also made […]Continue Reading
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PIND SET TO REVIVE COCOA PLANTATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY IN FIVE YEARS

Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has fashioned a five-year plan to revitalise cocoa productivity by rejuvenating existing plantations in the country so as to increase foreign exchange earnings. The Executive Director, Dr. Dara Akala, at the cocoa stakeholders’ meeting in Akure last week, saying efforts to set directions in the subsector […]Continue Reading
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COTE D’IVOIRE SENDS TEAM TO NIGERIA TO UNDERSTUDY IITA’S MODEL

Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) Youth Agripreneur (IYA) model as part of efforts to revamp its agriculture and address its growing youth unemployment, IITA has said. The 10-man delegation understudying the IYA model was led by Karitia Caulibaly, Continue Reading
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COCOA ASSOCIATION REITERATES COMMITMENT TO 10-YEAR INDUSTRY AGENDA

• To create 550,000 jobs • To increase revenue by N4.353 trillion • To increase output from 230,000 to 714,000mt The Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN) has again reiterated its 10-year agenda for the cocoa industry along the value chains. The agenda includes institutionalisation of cocoa economy finance products and services; maintaining formidable farmer associations; Continue Reading