It may interest you to know that Nigeria is the biggest importer of tomato paste in the world while over 75 per cent of fresh tomatoes harvested get wasted in the hands of our farmers yearly…
A small basket of tomato, which sold for N25,000 in May, is now going for N800 in Kaduna. And, no, it is not a joke.
The 1-day Regional Workshop on Sustainable Control of Tuta Absoluta Tomato Pest organized by Tomato Growers, Processors & Marketers Association of Nigeria in collaboration with Russell IPM Ltd & Agronetng was a resounding success. The workshop which had a large turnout of Tomato farmers from Kano in attendance had papers delivered by Russell IPM, Agronet […]
Workshops such as this will not just be saving our nation from food scarcity but also ensure quality food production. Our farmers will also get deserving rewards for their labour.
In a bid to proffer solutions to the scourge, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria’s has stated that tomato imports in retail packs should be banned because it contains substances harmful to the body.
Two firms, Russell IPM United Kingdom and Agronet Nigeria Limited, have launched an effective and sustainable solution to combat the tomato disease-Tuta Absoluta. In a statement, the firms said the three-component system, based on beneficial soil microbes and biopesticides, work in synergy to destroy both larvae and adults of Tuta, boost the plant’s defence and […]
A natural barrier to stop the advance of Tuta absoluta on African tomato has been launched after extensive trials giving highly successful results.
With the current farming population consisting largely of the aged and barely literate farmers, the need to attract the younger folk becomes even more compelling.
The government needs to help the farmers in the north to manage this virus because of the business we are doing.