The Agri-Food Industry of Ireland will be greatly affected as soon as the UK leaves the EU resulting to increased tariffs and diverted trade which will incure more cost on Ireland’s Agricultural trade to countries in the European Union. What do you think Ireland can do to avoid or reduce the cost implication of UK’s decision?, What can Nigeria do to reduce its level of import on Agricultural products and increase its export?…… Please fell free to share your views
This infographic image explains it all. It is stated clearly how Nigeria’s agricultural sector was booming in the 1960s until the oil boom in the 1970s crippled the agricultural sector. Plans and some projects are being carried out to revamp the sector as a result of volatile oil prices. What is your view on this?…….Please feel free to drop your comments.
What are the major differences between Nigeria and Venezuela Agricultural problems?. Are they not similar as both countries are experiencing some difficulties in Agriculture due to over-reliance on oil, leading to neglection and stagnation in the Agricultural sector?. The only difference between these two countries is that Nigeria has good soils to produce most of it’s major food. Nigeria being the 13th top tomato producing country in the world still imports tomato paste, what a paradox!………….Please share your views and thoughts about Nigeria’s Agriculture and they way forward.
Taking a cue from China’s development in Agriculture, it is observed that for the growth of Agriculture in a country is not only in the creation of schemes and projects but the adequate execution of these schemes and projects with heavy investment as required. (more…)
Mechanised agriculture is the new method of using agricultural machineries to speed up the process of agricultural operations thereby increasing farmers productivity. In the 21st century, agriculture in the western world is powered by machines which in turns reduces the stress of manual labor and further enhance their agricultural output. (more…)
WorldStage Newsonline– The Federal Government of Nigeria has said the country will produce 800 million Metric Tonnes of cocoa with the market value of $80 billion in 2015.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Akinwumi Adesina who disclosed this when he visited Nestle Nigeria’s factory at Agbara Industrial Estate, Ogun State, said the federal government will partner with the company and other firms to produce high energy foods.
In a statement in Abuja by the ministry’s Director of Information and Protocol, Tony Ohaeri, the minister noted that the government was focusing on private sector led agriculture to ensure food security.
Dr. Adesina said the ministry was working on bio-fortification of special cassava variety that has Vitamin A, adding that the government was committed to producing nutritious food.
He disclosed that one million metric tonnes of sorghum would be produced annually
The minister urged cocoa farmers not to only export the produce but to also think of processing it so as to add value.
Dr. Adesina said that the value chains were designed to address the challenges in agriculture with a view to make the sector “money spinner” in Nigeria.
The minister urged the company to patronize Nigerian farmers with a view to creating markets for their produce.
In his remarks, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria, Mr. Dharnesh Gordhon, stressed the need for government and the private sector to work collaboratively.
Nigerians in fish business are currently having a jolly ride, as they are gradually inching to take advantage of the local market in a business dominated by foreigners. The journey to the current state of stability they enjoy has not been an easy one, as they were rescued from going extinct by the new policy on fisheries that ensures that all supplies are in tandem with specific quota assigned to individual firms. (more…)