Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

FAO to G7: agriculture and rural development crucial in responses to conflicts, hunger and migration

FAO to G7: agriculture and rural development crucial in responses to conflicts, hunger and migration

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva addressing the G7 Agriculture Ministers meeting. 15 October 2017, Bergamo –  At the G7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting today, FAO Director-General José Graziano…

Account/Administrative Officer at Hiaiw Integrated Limited

Account/Administrative Officer at Hiaiw Integrated Limited

Hiaiw Integrated Limited, through its agricultural family, is engaged in Piggery, livestock’s, poultry and Irrigation Farming of a broad range of products ranging from vegetables to fruits. We are…

Cocoa Powder Health Benefits

Cocoa Powder Health Benefits

Many people crave chocolate and avoid it because they are under the impression that it is fattening and unhealthy. Although a lot of chocolate products are unhealthy and calories dense…

Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen

At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it&#8217…

Foundation raises alarm on importation of dangerous food into Nigeria

Foundation raises alarm on importation of dangerous food into Nigeria

The Taylor Odeje Foundation, has raised alarm over increase importation of dangerous food contents into the country.The founder of the organisation, Chef Taylor Odeje raised the alarm that the…

GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually

GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually

Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according the Growth and Employment in States…

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria. Dr Justin Pita…

90kg bag of maize to sell at Sh. 3.200

90kg bag of maize to sell at Sh. 3.200

A 90 kilogram bag of maize will sell at Sh. 3,200. This is according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture cabinet secretary Willy Bett announced the price, which is…

Rotten Yams Export: Minister, others face probe

Rotten Yams Export: Minister, others face probe

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Agricultural Production and Services and Customs and Excise to investigate the Federal Ministry of Agriculture regarding exportation of yam tubers. The…

How FUTA’s new tomato variety will boost farmers’ income

How FUTA’s new tomato variety will boost farmers’ income

A new variant of tomatoes named Eva F1 has been introduced into Nigeria courtesy of a collaborative effort between the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) and the Teaching…