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Nigeria can Generate $10bn Annually From Shea Butter

Agricultural stakeholders have said Nigeria has the potential of generating $10 billion annually across the shea butter value chain. The development was disclosed in a statement by the Kogi Enterprise Development Agency (KEDA) Communication Strategist, Ms Opeyemi Ologun, on Thursday when a delegation from the agency embarked on a two-day tour to Niger State to […]Continue Reading
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Hibiscus Flower Export Ban: Nigeria, Mexico Renew Economic Ties After 3 Years

Three years after Mexico banned hibiscus flower exports from Nigeria due to compliance issues, the Federal Government has said it is renewing economic ties with the country. Specifically, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, made this known on Thursday when he received a delegation led by the new Mexican […]Continue Reading
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Palm oil, key to economic prosperity in Niger Delta — Dikio

The Interim Administrator,  Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), has urged youths in the Niger Delta to explore opportunities in palm oil business, describing it as the first economic mainstay of the region.ADVERTISING He recalled that the region was initially and historically notable for palm oil business, noting that it was still Continue Reading
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Maize Production: Between Prohibitive Price and Importation Shouts

Despite the nationwide buzzers for self-sufficiency in food production, the Delta state chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in June beckoned on the Federal Government to permit the importation of maize into the country. This demand from the association came as a huge surprise, especially with the country edging towards attaining self-worth in […]Continue Reading
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FG Reaffirms Ban on Direct Purchase of Agricultural Produce at Farm Gate by Foreign Merchants

The Federal Government has reaffirmed that direct purchase of agricultural produce from local farmers by foreign merchants remained banned. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, reaffirmed this while responding to questions at the 4th Women Enterprise Alliance Conference (WENA) in Abuja on Monday. Abubakar explained that the Continue Reading
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Agriculture Made Nigeria “Giant of Africa” Not Oil, We Must Fix the Sector – Prof Ikanni

Checking the place of Nigeria on the scale of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger by 2030 becomes necessary as experts have continued to issue strong warnings on the likelihood of hunger related socio economic crises across the country, to forestall the negative impact of an uproar as a result of economic hardship […]Continue Reading
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Expert Expresses Optimism Despite Fear of Looming Food Crisis in Africa

Despite the fear of a looming food crisis, an expert has expressed optimism that African countries can avoid the worst as long as governments at all levels and international financial institutions step up to take charge of agricultural production. Specifically, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist, Kevin Urama who stated this during a media […]Continue Reading
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Genetically modified foods: business, feeding and public concerns – By Timi Olubiyi, Ph.D.

1. The common social concerns are the high mortality rate, poverty, and malnutrition in the country. But for the concerns that bother on health, the advice is usually to reduce fats, cholesterols and sugar intake, improve on nutrition and good diet, do not smoke and so on to avoid health issues. However, the fact is food […]Continue Reading