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Mosaic Insurance Launches Transactional Liability Market August 2, 2021

Mosaic Insurance began underwriting transactional liability coverage with a new product launched last month in the United States amid a current upsurge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.

Sterling Bank, Mercy Corps to Train 90,000 Farmers In Nigeria

Sterling Bank Nigeria Plc says it has entered into a partnership with Mercy Corps to train more than 90, 000 farmers on better agricultural practices to improve output and grow the sector.

In a statement on Monday titled ‘Sterling Bank partners Mercy Corps, to train 90, 000 rural farmers’, it said this was part of efforts to improve agriculture in Nigeria.

Nigeria Poultry Farmers Express Displeasure Over High Cost of Maize

The Chairman, Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Akwa Ibom State, Mr Solomon Ekong has said the sector is facing serious crisis aggravated the distress of maize farmers, who are producing enough for the industry.

According to him, the poultry industry was in the grip of a severe crisis due to an unprecedented and unreasonable increase in the price of maize, which is the most crucial ingredient of poultry feed and accounts for more than 80 per cent of the cost of production of eggs and broilers.

Federal Government to engage 30,000 Graduates for Extension service, others

Report reaching us has it that the Federal government of Nigeria has approved the employment of over 30,000 graduates who would be trained on how to render extension services to farmers, collect soil samples and conduct soil tests.

The Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency (NALDA), Prince Paul Ikonne who made this known during a media chat in Abuja on Monday said the graduates would embark on two weeks of intensive training.

“They will be trained intensively for two weeks on soil sample collection and soil tests for them to acquire knowledge in the soil test and soil collection,” he said.

American Businessmen to Invest $43.7m in Edo State

Some United States of America based agribusiness investors led by Fayus Inc Sacramento have pledged to invest about $43.7 million in industrial food ingredients and cassava value chain in Edo State, Nigeria.

They said the investment will include food science, technology knowledge transfer and increased trade and investment inflows between the United States (US), Nigeria and other ECOWAS countries.

How to Start a Profitable Fruit Juice Production Business In Nigeria – Ease Steps

Are you here searching for some ideas on how to start a fruit juice production business in Nigeria?

If yes is your answer, then I will say don’t look to far because in this article I will be guiding you step by step on how to start a profitable fruit juice production business in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Rice Production Gap Now 500,000MT – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday put the rice production gap in Nigeria at 500,000 metric tonnes.

It, however, stated that Nigeria would soon close the gap and meet the seven million metric tonnes production capacity required to attain self-sufficiency.

How To Start a Profitable Soya Bean Farming Business In Nigeria

Soya beans is a leguminous food crop popularly consumed at home and used as raw materials in food industries because of its richness in protein, fiber, Iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins and minerals.

Nigeria is one of the leading producers of Soya Beans in Africa with an annual production output of about 800,000 metric tonnes that’s not enough to meet local demand of about 2.5million metric tonnes per annum.

How To Dry Fresh Vegetable Leaves And Herbs (Step By Step Guide)

Historically, herbs and vegetable leaves were dried in small bundles, hanging in kitchens or spread in open space to Sun dry.

The natural beauty and aroma of this method are certainly enjoyable.
But sometimes you may not have the space or the long drying time needed to dry your herbs and Vegetable leaves.

How To Start Hibiscus Flower Farming Business in Nigeria (Quick Steps)

Hibiscus flower (Zobo leaves) is one important plant crop that has become a big money spinner in Nigeria because of the high for it by Pharmaceutical, food, livestock Feeds, beverages and cosmetic manufacturing companies abroad due to its high medicinal properties like antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic and richness in Vitamin C that helps in management of so many medical conditions.

Hibiscus Flower Farming Business in Nigeria


Uses of Hibiscus Flower


The Hibiscus flower is used to produce the following.

!. Hibiscus flower is used to produces the herbal tea popularly known as Zobo drink in Nigeria.
2. it’s used by cosmetic companies in making hair care products like hair oil, conditioners, and shampoos.