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Economic Importance Of Cassava Production

  Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a popular crop grown in tropical regions. Cassava production in Nigeria is largely by subsistence farming and Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world. It is the most extensively cultivated crop in the Southern part of the country, it contributes largely to the country’s Gross Domestic Production […]

Health Benefit of “Garri” and “Fufu”

For many years, cassava product like garri and fufu has served as a healthy choice of food for many peoples, especially Nigerians.However, many people do not know about any health benefits they can derive from consuming this very popular source of food. In this article, you’ll be learning about health benefits and nutritional component of […]
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Enhancing cassava output to boost economic growth

Enhancing cassava output to boost economic growth

The forum was organised by the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) Nigeria, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development(FMARD) and the Nigerian Incentive Risk-based System of Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). Resident Representative, UNDP, Mr Opia Kumah, noted that the fall in the price of commodities, especially crude oil, underscored the need to position […]

CORN, SOYBEANS SLIGHTLY LOWER OVERNIGHT; HARVEST STILL BEHIND AVERAGE PACE.

Corn and soybeans were slightly lower in overnight trading on harvest pressure and as export inspections were well behind year-ago levels. The harvest continues to move along, though behind the average pace, for both corn and beans, according to the USDA. Export inspections of corn, meanwhile, totaled 782,346 metric tons, down from 1.49 million tons […]
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Flood sacks 12 communities, destroys 3,000 farmlands in Cross River

No fewer than 12 communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded, following two days of heavy rain, which equally destroyed more than 3,000 farmlands. The incident, which occurred between September 18 and September 19, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as property worth millions of Naira were destroyed. Mr. John Inaku, […]

Nigeria Agriculture Awards Woos Younger Generation

Winners of the Nigeria Agriculture Awards, NAA, 2017 essay competition for secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the country with the theme, “Building a Crop of Young Young Agropreneurs,” have received their cash award. During the 2017 NAA awards presentation ceremony in Lagos, cash awards were presented to three groups that emerged winners in the […]

Best way to tackle army worm pest – FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has suggested inter-cropping as the best natural method to tackle army worm infestation in Africa. This is coming even as the organisation has developed a five-year project known as `Fall Army Worm’ to control the spread of the pest in the continent. Mr Allan Hruska, the Principal Technical […]

FG gives reasons for high cost of local rice

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has attributed the high cost of local rice in the market to the inability of local millers to get the paddy at reduced cost. The minister, who spoke at a news conference in Abuja at the weekend, said government was working on an arrangement with rice […]

FAO to tackle army-worm disease in Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has developed a five year project known as `Fall Army-worm’ to control the spread of army-worm disease in Africa. Mr Allan Hruska, the Principal Technical Coordinator of the project, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, that the task would involve training of […]

Origin of Cassava

Cassava Originated in South America! However, we in Africa, having our indignous name to this plant (in Bete i.e. the Obudu area, it is called Ulogo) and still having several wild specie relatives of Cassava in the Cross-River State area, in Nigeria. It is more reasonable to assume that being a tropical plant, this plant […]