• African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    It was gathered that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said cocoa farmers in Africa should be allowed to determine the price of the produce in the international market.

    The monarch, who made the call at the first Regional Cocoa Symposium held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan on Tuesday, said it was morally wrong for external bodies to determine what the price of a farm produce would be, bearing in mind the fact that Africa was producing […]

  • Do you know that cocoa value addition can earn Nigeria $3bn?

    Do you know that cocoa value addition can earn Nigeria $3bn?

    Do you know that Before oil was discovered in commercial quantity in Nigeria, cocoa was unargu­ably one of its major cash-crops that accounted for huge foreign exchange earn­ings. It also served as a major employer of labour across the nation back in the 80s. But today, all is not well with the Nigerian cocoa industry.

    As global demand for chocolate is outpacing the rate of cocoa production, es­pecially with extreme weath­er conditions, affecting co­coa production, Nigeria has become one of the […]

  • Ooni Of Ife Unveils One Million Cocoa Trees Nursery For Youth Empowerment.

    Ooni Of Ife Unveils One Million Cocoa Trees Nursery For Youth Empowerment.

    Committed to creating a renewed hope for the youths through agricultural revolution which is very significant in his 11-point agenda, the Ooni of IFE, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) has unveiled .

    A Nursery plant of one million cocoa pots and trees in the Farmland of Ile-Ife which is just the first phase of the targeted 10 millions first of its kind in Nigeria with a view to creating jobs for the shortlisted 100,000 youths and […]