Cross River automated cocoa processing factory ready for commissioning

  Cross River Cocoa Processing Factory located in Ikom is scheduled to begin a test run early next year following ninety-five percent work completions by the contracting firm A A Universal. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Pastor Godsgift Ugbe who visited the factory. The processes are being put in place […]

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FAO: 2.8m persons impacted in Nigeria’s N’east

  No fewer than 2.8 million people have been impacted by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in the North-east, the organisation has said. A new publication by the organisation said it has impacted over 400,000 households, with a household average at seven persons; about 2.8 million people have been given a lifeline […]

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Japan grants Nasarawa, Kwara $298,000 to boost rice production

  The Japanese government has signed a $298,095 partnership contract with the Nasarawa and Kwara state governments to boost rice production. The project, an initiative of the Nasarawa Agricultural Development Program, NADP and the Tabitha Cumi Foundation will be implemented in collaboration with Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Olam Nigeria Limited, under the Japanese Grant Assistance […]

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Friesland Campina WAMCO empowers 7,000 dairy farmers

More than 7,000 dairy farmers including female farmers have been empowered under Friesland Campina WAMCO Plc.’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP) across Oyo, Ogun and Osun States. The Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Friesland Campina WAMCO, Ore Famurewa, who made this known in Lagos, during the week, said the company’s ambition was to improve the standard of […]

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Firm Pledges to Reposition Palm Oil Production in Nigeria

Solidaridad, an International Non-Governmental Organisatin (INGO), has declared that it will assist Nigeria to recover lost grounds in palm oil production by re-positioning the country to become a major player in the global oil palm market. The Solidaridad’s Programme Manager for Oil Palm in Nigeria, Kenechukwu Onukwube, noted that the importance of improved palm oil […]

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Sunti Golden Sugar Estates: How a N60bn investment is helping Nigeria with its sugar plan

Paul Gbedebo, Group Managing Director, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc,  speaks on the  company’s Suntai Golden Sugar Estates , how it is helping the country actualize its sugar production goal.   What informed the Sunti Sugar Estate Project? For starters, it is essential to note that FMN still has one of the biggest product offerings […]

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Expired, spoilt rice being repackaged found during NAFDAC raid

AN alarm has been raised on the activities of some people who re-bag expired, spoilt rice into new bags and selling them to unsuspecting members of the public. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) issued this alert in a statement, where it warned the general public on the unscrupulous activities […]

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Olam Begins Pilot Tomato Farming in Kano, Jigawa

    Olam Nigeria Limited has gone into commercial tomato production with a pilot farming presently taking place in Kano and Jigawa states. Olam is a food and agri-business company, majorly interested in cashew, sesame, cotton, cocoa and rice production, but in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, its vice president, Farming Initiatives, Mr. […]

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New RSPO standard for smallholders signals hope for Nigerian palm oil producers

    “RSPO is good but the platform for it to be established in Nigeria is not yet there.”   SMALLHOLDERS in Nigeria’s palm oil value chain, like others across the world, can now get certified according to standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), opening up new possibilities for them in market […]

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How to boost productivity at workplace, by PZ Wilmar  

  PZ Wilmar Food Limited has identified a relationship between feeding well and productivity in workplaces and among students.   Through its Mamador brand, the firm said it will continue to push for healthy feeding habits among Nigerians and encourage them to adopt a healthy and balanced breakfast lifestyle.   Speaking during the launch of […]

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