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58 Years After, Fresh Tomatoes Arrive Lagos From Kano By Rail

58 Years After, Fresh Tomatoes Arrive Lagos From Kano By Rail

History will be made this evening as fresh tomatoes from Kano arrive Lagos by rail after 58 years. Emmanuel Itoya Ijewere, one of Nigeria’s eminent businessmen with extensive experience…

Check Out The New Technique Developed by a Farmers To Preserve Tomatoes

Check Out The New Technique Developed by a Farmers To Preserve Tomatoes

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after harvest. He felt frustrated. Mr. Nduwimana explains: “I…

GRANT: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Assistance for Fruit Orchards Cultivation

GRANT: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Assistance for Fruit Orchards Cultivation

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and…

Cashew Export: NCAN To Launch 8% Cashew Moisture Protocol

Cashew Export: NCAN To Launch 8% Cashew Moisture Protocol

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) on Sunday said it was finalising plans to launch the eight per cent Cashew Moisture Protocol to minimise sprouting of exported raw cashew…

Katsina Onion Farmers Record Bumper Harvest

Katsina Onion Farmers Record Bumper Harvest

Onion farmers in Katsina State, this year, recorded bumper harvest just as high market demand of the produce has pushed its price higher than last year’s. Usman Almu Bazanga…

Benue Tomato Farmers Suffer Wastages

Benue Tomato Farmers Suffer Wastages

Tomato farmers in Benue State are worried over the wastage of their produce due to lack of storage facilities, calling on the government to help them out. The Managing Director…

Tomatoes Flood Calabar Markets

Tomatoes Flood Calabar Markets

Markets in Calabar, Cross River Capital, have once again been flooded with tomatoes from the northern part of the country, after many months of scarcity, the News Agency of Nigeria…

Making Fortune From Okra Farm

Making Fortune From Okra Farm

Okra is a very popular and nutritious vegetable farmed and consumed by many people across the country, but some Nigerian farmers hardly see okra farming as big business. However, those…

Tomato Paste: Processor Appeals For Forex To Import Heat-Resistant Seedlings

Tomato Paste: Processor Appeals For Forex To Import Heat-Resistant Seedlings

Chief Eric Umeofia, Chief Executive Officer, Erisco Foods, Lagos has appealed to Federal Government to assist tomato processors with foreign exchange for the importation of heat-resistant tomato seedlings. Umeofia…

How Combining Fruit Farming With Bee-Keeping Increases Yields

How Combining Fruit Farming With Bee-Keeping Increases Yields

In Nigeria, very few farmers seem to understand the significance of having to keep bees in their orchard farms. But experts have said farmers could make huge money if they…

Local Tomatoes Wasting As N11.7bn is Spent On Importation Annually

Local Tomatoes Wasting As N11.7bn is Spent On Importation Annually

Despite being the second largest producer of tomatoes in Africa after Egypt, with the production capacity of 1.2 million metric tons annually, Nigeria is a net importer of tomatoes…

Coconut Tree Cultivation and Processing

Coconut Tree Cultivation and Processing

Establishment and Cultivation A number of steps would have to be followed if coconut were to be established and brought into production, they are as follows:   • A specialized nursery…

Growing Pepper in Nigeria

Growing Pepper in Nigeria

Peppers are used in stew and some local dishes all over the country although the types and quantities utilized vary in different areas. Varieties commonly produced The following varieties are…

Growing Pawpaw

Growing Pawpaw

Variety Various accessions of land races and exotic varieties such as Homestead, Pink solo, Kapoho solo and JS.22 are available at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT). Since fruit…

Citrus Fruit Cultivation

Citrus Fruit Cultivation

Soil selection Sandy loam is best for the cultivation of Citrus. The most important factor in the choice of site is free/drainage of water. Soils with an underlying hardpan…