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Why  Nigeria develop standards for tomato value chain – SON

  By Charles Nwaoguji In furtherance of the Federal Government’s economic diversification policy, Nigeria recently developed draft codes of practices for the tomato value chain from planting, harvesting, processing and transportation to Storage. Addressing members of the Technical Committee for Fruits and Vegetable Products in Abuja recently, the Director General,  Standards …

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Why LAPO supports rural farmers with 11bn

  By Charles Nwaoguji Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the nation’s food security status as well as enhanced the production capacity of 129,637 rural farmers with a loan disbursement of 10,936,270,300 in 2019 financial year. The figure represents 49% increase over the sum of 7,342,503,550 disbursed to the beneficiaries in 2018. The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo disclosed this while reviewing the …

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Stakeholders faulty CBN Forex exclusion policy on textile materials

  By Charles Nwaoguji Textile industry in Nigeria used  to be a large and  flourishing industry and contributed  enormously  to the  country’s employment generation,  Gross  Domestic Product  (GDP),  government revenues and non-export earnings .  Local  textiles  from  Nigeria  constituted  important  exports  to  neighbouring African countries, Europe, the Far East and …

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DG  urges sorghum farmers, processors in Kano to embrace innovations in standardisation

By Charles Nwaoguji The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has enjoined Farmers and processors of sorghum in Kano State and its environs to embrace the constant innovations provided in the standardisation process, in order to earn premium on the commercialization of high quality sorghum products. The Director General, SON, Osita …

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