Category Archives: Nigeria

Victory for Nigerian farmers as court rules in favour of NBMA

By OFAB Nigeria August 15, 2018 Abuja, Nigeria: The Federal High Court of Justice of Nigeria in Abuja today ruled in favor of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) by giving approval for the commercial release of Bt. Cotton in Nigeria. The … Continue reading

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Eliminating crude ethanol imports in Nigeria through enhanced cassava production

By Abdalla el-Kurebe October 27, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the nation’s annual local demand for ethanol is between 300 and 400 million litres. The country only meets up with three percent of total annual demand. … Continue reading

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Nigeria Prepares for Commercialisation of BT Cowpea, Cotton

By Nkechi Isaac, Abuja October 17, 2017 The National Agriculture Seed Council (NASC) has commenced sensitisation of Nigerian seed companies in preparation for the commercialisation of Genetically Modified Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cowpea and cotton by 2018. A sensitisation workshop organised … Continue reading

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How cassava mechanisation is sparking industrial revolution in Ogun State, Nigeria

By Collins Nnabuife August 29, 2017 Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world with the production capacity of approximately 45 million tonnes which is almost 19 per cent of the total cassava production in the world.  Cassava, … Continue reading

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Building Nigeria’s agribusiness through smallholder farmers: The AATF initiative

By Abdallah el-Kurebe August 29, 2017 “By 2030, the size of the food and agribusiness in Africa will reach $1 trillion. So, if you are thinking of how to make money, that’s the sector to be in.” – Akinwumi Adesina, … Continue reading

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Enhancing commercial cassava production

By Daniel Essiet August 25, 2017   Cassava is used for many things: Food, feed, ethanol and other industrial uses. Besides, it has a lot of derivatives. It is, particularly, valuable for rural small-holder farmers, breweries, pharmaceuticals, distilleries and ethanol-producing … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Cassava Farming Declining in Katsina

By Aliyu Kwaifa August 25, 2017 Cassava famers in Katsina State is on the decline, Daily Trust’s investigation has revealed. This is coming just as the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said although Nigeria is the highest grower of … Continue reading

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Nigeria spends N160 billion annually on ethanol importation, industrialist

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta August 22, 2017 The Director of Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited (AADL), Igbesa, Ogun State, the largest cassava based ethanol producing company in Africa, Mr. Rajavelu Rajasekar yesterday disclosed that Nigeria spends N160billion annually to import … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Oyo, Ogun cassava farmers adopt mechanisation through CAMAP project

By Nigerian Tribune August 22, 2017 Farm mechanisation is one aspect of agriculture which has made agriculture easy, profitable and attractive to Nigerian farmers, especially the youths. The conventional ways of farming which are manual, have not yielded much result … Continue reading

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Nigeria loses billions of naira due to shortages of cassava plantation

By TVC News Nigeria August 22, 2017 One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of Naira due to a shortfall in … Continue reading

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