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30 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Cropping Season Started on time in the South
NIGERIA - Seasonal rainfall has started in April in southern parts of the country, where planting of the first maize crop is underway. ...
11 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigerian Demand for Wheat-based Foods Large, Growing
NIGERIA - Nigeria plays a pivotal role in the regional economy from being the largest market in West Africa....
02 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Nigeria VIV Announces Animal Protein Summit for Nigeria
NIGERIA - Nigeria’s agribusiness leaders, organisations and authorities have the unique opportunity in January 2014 to take part free of charge in a one-day international summit on the further...
14 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Avoid Risk With Crop Monitoring and Forecasting
NIGERIA - Assessing sowing dates, monitoring crops and water availability step by step and forecasting yields are all tasks that can be done by a crop monitoring model, SARRA-H, that CIRAD and...
25 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Integrating Farming Could Help Nigerian Farmers
NIGERIA - In order to help farmers improve their production, food security and profits, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) and University...
12 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Can Strengthen Economy via Wheat Trade Liberalization
NIGERIA - Nigeria remains a huge export market for wheat with export value of US wheat averaging $1 billion, about 85 per cent share of the wheat market. The high demand is mostly pressured...
15 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Intensifies Protection to Grow its Sugar Sector
NIGERIA - The Government of Nigeria has banned imports of packaged sugar, granulated and in cubes, beginning January 2013. Nigeria’s Trade and Investment Minister, Dr Olusegun Aganga, said...
29 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Hikes Sugar Tariffs to Swell Domestic Sugar Production
NIGERIA - President Goodluck Jonathan announced new tariff measures for sugar and sugar related equipment and machinery in his 2013 Budget Speech. The tariff policy that will take effect starting...
24 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria's Rice Production Forecast to Increase
NIGERIA - Nigeria is forecast to increase rice production by 200,000 tons to reach a total of 2.9 million in 2012/13. ...
28 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigerian Farmers Help Nestle Address Micronutrient Deficiency
NIGERIA - Thousands of farmers in Nigeria are supplying the grain for a new range of Nestlé ready-to-eat cereals designed to help address two of the country’s most prevalent micronutrient...
26 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Government Privatises to Improve Sugar SubSector
NIGERIA - In order to improve Nigeria’s sugar subsector, the Nigerian government (GON) decided to privatise all its sugar estates. ...
28 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Lagos Supports Poultry, Rice and Aquaculture
NIGERIA - The physical disbursement of money to beneficiaries of the Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP), which commenced in May 2010, has seen 136 commodity Interest Groups (CIGs)...
05 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Cassava Inclusion in Nigerian Wheat Flour
NIGERIA - The Government of Nigeria has announced plans to cut wheat imports by introducing a new policy compelling cassava flour inclusion in wheat flour. ...
11 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Global Food Prices Drop to 11-Month Low in October
NIGERIA - A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report has revealed that food prices dropped to an eleven-month low in October, adding that they are still higher than last...
18 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Ag R&D in Africa Increased by 20 Per Cent
AFRICA — Investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by more than 20 percent from 2001-2008, but most of this growth occurred in only a handful...
05 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Farmers Scrap Rice Farming Over Low Productivity
NIGERIA – A government official in Nigeria has said that rice farmers in the Badagry region have abandoned their farms because of poor output....
23 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Nigeria 60 per cent of Maize Poisonous
NIGERIA – More than half of harvested maize in the African nation of Nigeria is contaminated with a deadly fungus, an expert has said....
29 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigerian Firm to Build Cassava Ethanol Refinery
NIGERIA - An indigenous firm, Crown Agro-Allied Industries Limited, has concluded plans to build an integrated cassava ethanol fuel refinery in Ikole, Ekiti State, at an estimated cost of $110m....
22 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Wind Farm Proposed for Katsina State
NIGERIA - The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Power has awarded turnkey contracts for the construction of a 10MW Wind Farm power plant in Katsina State....
24 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria Moves to Solar Power
NIGERIA - Nigeria is moving towards establishing solar power with the issue of licences to three power companies to start generation in the first quarter of next year....
02 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Jatropha: The New Inroad for Nigeria's Biofuel Policy?
NIGERIA - Jatropha Curcas is a plant that has the capability to plan, not only life, but the whole economy. It gives a lot of people employment as a major source of energy production that can...
29 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Call to Invest in Jatropha
NIGERIA - The Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Akwa Ibom state branch, Chief Michael Udo Akpan, has called on farmers in the state to invest more in growing Jatropha from...
05 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Wind Project for Nigerian Manufacturers
NIGERIA - The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) is to build a wind turbine power plant for manufacturing industries in Kano....
02 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Nigeria: Global Recognition for Ethanol Project
NIGERIA - With the global oil price declining daily, there are discussions that countries should seek alternatives to oil. A country like Brazil is already leading the way with ethanol while...
02 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Biofuel Deal in Nigeria
NIGERIA - Food for All International (FFAI) and Center for Jatropha Promotion and Biofuels have joined forces to produce biofuels from Jatropha in Nigeria....
10 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Ethanol Plant for Taraba State Nigeria
NIGERIA - The Taraba State government in Nigeria has signed an agreement with Chinese company, A-Dinota Ventures Ltd, to build a $115 million ethanol factory in the state....
29 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Lagos to Invest in Wind Power
NIGERIA - Lagos state in Nigeria is to turn to wind power in a bid to support the state's power generation. ...
12 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria FG Urged to Go for Solar Energy
NIGERIA - AllAfrica reports that a Nigerian engineering company, Solar Centre Baden Limited, has stressed the need for Nigeria to opt for solar energy in its quest to solve the nation's power...
04 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria Ethanol Project Takes Off
NIGERIA - The first fuel ethanol project in Africa, worth N14.4 billion has been launched in Ekiti State, in Nigeria....
10 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Nigeria NEPC Blames Dwindling Agriculture on Primitive Practices
NIGERIA - The Acting Executive Director of the NEPC (Nigeria Export Promotion Council), Aliu Mohammed Lawal has placed blame on the declining fortune of the Nigerian agricultural sector on the...
 
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