Month: February 2017

Agriculture in Nigeria!

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has stressed that agriculture has been abandoned to the helpless and nameless, poor peasants in the village.

He lamented that  this has greatly affected the quality of food in the country.

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Tomato grinding machine and food safety in Nigeria!

The Federal Ministries of Health and Agriculture are reportedly embarking on public awareness on food safety!

This is according to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who pledged government’s readiness to take issues of food safety seriously.

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Fertilizers will help food prices to crash in Nigeria!

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Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have reportedly  commenced the review of  the fertilizer quality control bill.

This is  to checkmate adulteration of the farm input and boost food production in the country.

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Gourmet Guide attends Nigeria 1st Food Safety&Investment forum!

Tuesday and Wednesday 7th and 8th February will always be etched on the mind of food and agro lovers in Nigeria, as the nation celebrated its first food safety and investment forum!

Venue was the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos!

The minister of Agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh, former Senior Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Doctor  Kayode Oyeleye and many food and agric experts graced the occasion.

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  • gourmetguide234 Abiriba in Abia State is known for Esusu and Ugboooh soup….that is, a mixture of okro and pumpkin or ugu leaves!

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Songhai Agric method in Nigeria!

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An agriculturist, Professor Godfrey Nzamujo, has  advised  the three tiers of government in Nigeria to adopt the Songhai model of agriculture to boost food security and fight poverty.

Nzamujo told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the Songhai model, which involved integrated farming, should be adopted because of its capacity to boost agricultural productivity considerably.

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Yemisi Aribisala talks about Nigerian food!

I’m not the ideal Nigerian epicurean!

When I first said I wanted to write about Nigerian food, I thought people would size me up and demand: “Well, what do you know about Nigerian food really?’

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Food task force in Nigeria!

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The Federal Government has explained that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who told newsmen in Abuja  that it was aimed at balancing and equalising food prices across the country was reacting to some media reports that the idea was anti-farmers.

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Food Safety Forum in Lagos!

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The first Nigerian Food Safety And Investment Forum is to  hold between February 7-8, 2017 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

At the  occasion, an opportunity to learn more about a new concept in tomato processing will be made available by the Food Safety and Investment Forum.

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Food security and Bank of Agriculture in NIGERIA!

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The Bank of Agriculture has reportedly liberalized its programmes for young graduates and women with a view to wooing them into agricultural production.

In its efforts to fast-track food security in Nigeria, the Bank has fine-tuned its Youth in Agriculture Development in Nigeria (YAN) programme which presently attracts lower interest rates as beneficiaries can now access up to N1million agricultural loan for a start, and also take even more instantly on repayment.

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