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CANADA PARTNERS FAO ON BORNO FOOD SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

The Canadian government has partnered with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on food security and humanitarian assistance in Borno State. According to the organization, the partnership hopes to raise food security, mindful of the 13-year conflict that has displaced over 2.5 million people in the Northeast. Unveiling the initiative, yesterday, in […]

HARVEST FROM NIGERIA’S GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT NEW YORK

On Thursday last week, the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum was held in Manhattan, New York in the middle of the most important international event of the year: the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Forum was enormously popular, attracting some 500 guests and delegates – almost double the expected number. While this resulted in […]

CAMEROON SEEKS TIP STRENTHEN TIES CASES WITH IITA IN CASSAVA TIES WITH IITA in CASSAVA PRODUCTION

Cameroon seeks to strengthen ties with IITA in cassava production His Excellency Gabriel Mbairobe, Hon Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) from the Republic of Cameroon, visited IITA headquarters on 14 September. His visit aimed to strengthen collaboration with the Institute, mainly to increase the production of cassava, which is in high demand in […]

CONTINUED REJECTION OF NIGERIAN FOOD EXPORTS

The continued rejection of Nigeria’s food exports to foreign countries shows that Nigerian government workers are simply not doing their work. Those who are supposed to supervise governance and ensure that government policies are efficiently implemented are also not doing their work. Way back in October 2017, former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, had publicly […]

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FROM COCONUT WASTE

In tropical countries, coconuts are used for their pulp and milk. Traditionally, products such as coconut mats and brushes are made from the husk, the hard, hairy shell. Because the husk contains a lot of lignin which acts as a natural adhesive, the department of Biobased Products at Wageningen UR discovered that sustainable production of […]

NIGERIA EYES OECD MEMBERSHIP TO BOOST SEEDS EXPORT

The Federal Government through its National Agricultural Seeds Council has commenced moves to make Nigeria a full member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to boost the country’s export of seeds. It disclosed this at the International OECD Seed certification workshop on Wednesday in Abuja, where the global cooperation trained Nigerian officials as […]

WHY KADUNA FARMERS ARE EMBRACING GINGER

For over 40 years, Alhaji Sulaiman Ahmad has been into ginger farming in Kagarko LGA, in the southern part of Kaduna State. “I started farming ginger on a small scale in 1980, which is about 42 years ago. The demand is increasing every year and many people are now joining the business,” he said. Like […]

NEPC, NOA TO DRIVE ‘EXPORT FOR SURVIVAL’ CAMPAIGN IN 36 STATES

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, and the National Orientation Agency, NOA have agreed to partner in creating awareness for the Export4Survival campaign in the 36 States of Nigeria. The Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak said this while on a working visit to the NOA in Abuja. Dr. Yakusak explained that the move […]