Category: Agric & Commodity News

Nestle have 41,700 farmers as local partners says Uwadoka

Nestle Nigeria Plc says it has been enhancing local capacity through patronising Nigerian entrepreneurs and vendors. Victoria Uwadoka, corporate communications and public affairs manager, said this when she led a delegation to TheCable head office in Lagos on Thursday. Uwadoka said as a means of giving back to the society, Nestle also organises training and programmes…

Foundation, UN agency train women in agriculture

A non-governmental organisation, ROWEAD Foundation, and the United Nations Information Centre in Lagos, have trained women in the latest trends in agriculture and how to become successful farmers. Showing participants at the training how to use modern technologies to become successful farmers, experts in agri-business said that with more investments in the sector by the…

FG inaugurates NIOMR governing board

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has inaugurated a new governing board of the Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research. The board, made up of 13 members, comprises technocrats, seasoned administrators, politicians and people from the academia. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Lagos, the Chairman of the board,…

FG accuses Benin,Cameroon republic of sabotaging local rice production

LAGOS—The Federal Government is to initiate an awareness campaign to sensitise Nigerians on inherent dangers in consuming imported rice, and accused neighbouring Benin and Cameroon of making policies to undermine the country’s rice revolution. Speaking at a briefing in Lagos, weekend, where he paraded the administration’s successes in agriculture, the Minister of Information and Culture,…

Winning with Nigerian Breweries through Sorghum Development

This will reinforce our philosophy of Winning with Nigeria. In a statement by Nicolaas A. Vervelde, the former Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nigerian Breweries, he said I am highly pleased to present to you, Enhancing the Sorghum Value Chain, our second publication on the journey to support commercial production of sorghum, one of Nigeria’s major…