• Nigeria commences strategies to develop Cassava leaves into livestock feed

    Nigeria commences strategies to develop Cassava leaves into livestock feed

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced that the Federal Government has commenced strategies to develop cassava leaves value chain into livestock feeds to curb farmers-herdsmen clashes in the country.

    Ogbeh said this at a seminar on `Unlocking the Potentials of Cassava Leaves as Livestock feed in Nigeria’ in Abuja on Thursday.

    He said the seminar, organised by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), was a wake-up call for stakeholders to deliberate on harnessing the […]

  • ARMTI proposes Cassava leaves as cattle feed, says it could reduce herdsmen, farmers clashes

    ARMTI proposes Cassava leaves as cattle feed, says it could reduce herdsmen, farmers clashes

    The acting Executive Director of  the  Agriculture and Rural Management Training Institute, ARMTI, Dr Olufemi Oladunni, told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that unlocking the potentialities of cassava leaves as livestock feed would reduce crop farmers/herdsmen clashes in the country and would be a massive step forward in the agricultural sector.

    Oladunni said it was unfortunate that the conflict between farmers and herdsmen had caused so much losses that could have been avoided if stakeholders in the sector had considered the other potentialities of […]

  • FUNAAB, others seek cassava inclusion in poultry feed

    FUNAAB, others seek cassava inclusion in poultry feed

    A livestock expert, Dr. Kazeem Bello, has said that the inclusion of cassava as a feed for poultry and fish will ensure a rich energy-based diet and the expansion of the cassava market for African farmers.

    Bello added that the utilisation of cassava as an alternative feed for poultry would reduce the cost of operation for poultry owners and improve the livelihood of cassava farmers seeking new markets for their products.

    Bello, who is a senior lecturer at the Federal University of […]

  • Nigeria can generate over N20trn from cassava – Adewumi

    Nigeria can generate over N20trn from cassava – Adewumi

    Pastor Segun Adewumi, the National President, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association says cassava can generate over N20 trillion for the country, annually if adequately utilised.

    Adewumi stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

    He said that cassava which was one of the most reliable cash crops in the world that could also be used to trigger industrial revolution and solve Nigeria’s economic problems.

    Adewumi lamented that the country spent over N600 billion yearly to import […]

  • FG targets $5bn cassava export annually – Ogbeh

    FG targets $5bn cassava export annually – Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the country is targeting to reap over $5billion annually from cassava production in the next few years.

    Ogbeh stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the National Cassava Summit with the theme: “Toward $5 billion per Annum Cassava in the next five years.”

    Ogbeh said that the country had over time neglected agriculture in the last 30 years.

    He, however, added that the industry has the potential ‎to employ more youths and […]

  • Nigeria is now the largest producer of cassava in the world – FG commends

    Nigeria is now the largest producer of cassava in the world – FG commends

    Based on recent research, the Federal Government has said the country is now the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of 45 million metric tons.

    Minister of State of Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, who represented the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made the remark.

    He spoke at the sideline of the official launch of the State Partnership for Agriculture, organised by Synergos in Nigeria in collaboration with the Ministry and Bill […]