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Why Nigeria has restricted food imports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to block food importers' requests for foreign currency in a bid to boost local agriculture in Africa's most populous country. It is a continuation of a policy that the president began after coming to...

NIFST ADVISORY RESPONSE TO INCIDENCE OF SNIPER IN BEANS

The Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology, NIFST, incorporated in Nigeria with over 12,000 members spreads across the food & allied industries, academia, research & development, Policy formulation (MDA) and regulatory agencies across the states...

Senate President urges Nigerian Youths to harness benefits of Agro Finance Law

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerian youths to take advantage of the Agriculture Finance Bill recently passed by the 8th Senate to enhance their investments in agribusiness. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha,...

IFAD empowers over 2,000 cassava, rice farmers in Taraba

No fewer than 2,242 rice and cassava farmers in Taraba state have received fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), under its Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP). Taraba State IFAD’s Programme...

DIGEST OF THE 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE/AGM

1. NIFSTers are encouraged to imbibe the principle of integration of Innovations and Upgrades by adoption of Food Value Chain Approach for improvements in Food and Agricultural systems. 2. NIFSTers are encouraged to use online system for payment of dues and other...

FG TO REAP $5B ANNUALLY FROM CASSAVA – OGBEH

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the country is targeting to reap over $5billion annually from cassava production in the next few years. Ogbeh disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the National Cassava Summit with the theme;...

FG TO BOOST LOCAL FISH PRODUCTION

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed the plans to boost local production of fish species in an attempt to reduce the huge importation of the product into the country and also to conserve foreign exchange in the fishery sector. He...

DANGOTE EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES : VACANCY FOR A PRODUCTION MANAGER

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated Conglomerate with interest across a range of sector in Nigeria and Africa. Currently interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverage, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and Real Estate, Oil and...

Nigeria’s Rice Imports Drops By 300,000 Metric Tons

The research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed that the importation of rice from the United States to Nigeria has dropped by 300,000 metric tons in the last six months. According to the report, Nigeria’s rice imports dropped by 300,000...
Why Nigeria has restricted food imports

Why Nigeria has restricted food imports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to block food importers' requests for foreign currency in a bid to boost local agriculture in Africa's most populous country. It is a continuation of a policy that the president began after coming to...

NIFST ADVISORY RESPONSE TO INCIDENCE OF SNIPER IN BEANS

NIFST ADVISORY RESPONSE TO INCIDENCE OF SNIPER IN BEANS

The Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology, NIFST, incorporated in Nigeria with over 12,000 members spreads across the food & allied industries, academia, research & development, Policy formulation (MDA) and regulatory agencies across the states...

IFAD empowers over 2,000 cassava, rice farmers in Taraba

IFAD empowers over 2,000 cassava, rice farmers in Taraba

No fewer than 2,242 rice and cassava farmers in Taraba state have received fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), under its Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP). Taraba State IFAD’s Programme...

DIGEST OF THE 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE/AGM

DIGEST OF THE 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE/AGM

1. NIFSTers are encouraged to imbibe the principle of integration of Innovations and Upgrades by adoption of Food Value Chain Approach for improvements in Food and Agricultural systems. 2. NIFSTers are encouraged to use online system for payment of dues and other...

FG TO REAP $5B ANNUALLY FROM CASSAVA – OGBEH

FG TO REAP $5B ANNUALLY FROM CASSAVA – OGBEH

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the country is targeting to reap over $5billion annually from cassava production in the next few years. Ogbeh disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the National Cassava Summit with the theme;...