Groundnut production in Nigeria: Will the Groundnut pyramids of Kano be back?
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1y ago
Groundnut pyramids in Nigeria. If you were to produce a reel of how Agriculture contributes to the economy of Nigeria, the famous story of the Groundnut pyramids would definitely take up a major part of that reel. While Sesamum seeds, Maize grains, cocoa beans, or cashew nuts account for the Agriculture export revenue in Nigeria at the moment, Groundnut accounted for 70 percent of Nigeria export revenue between the 1950s and 1960s. For a long period, Groundnut sustained the economy through revenue from exports to both foreign and local markets during the agricultural boom. The G ..read more
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November Updates: A Summary Of Thrive Agric Progress.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
The following sections cover Thrive Agric’s progress and updates since the last subscriber meeting held on 9 & 10 October 2020. The November subscriber meetings held on Friday and Saturday, 6 & 7 November 2020, on a live Zoom call led by Adia Sowho, CEO and Ayo Arikawe, co-founder of Thrive Agric. Why has Thrive Agric been unable to pay subscribers Thrive Agric is behind on subscriber payouts because of the significant negative effects COVID-19 had on agricultural businesses in Nigeria. The subsequent movement restrictions coincided with the start of our dry season operations and ..read more
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Dear Thrive Agric Subscribers and Partners.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
By now, you may be aware that payouts for some farm subscriptions are delayed. This is an unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent restrictions on physical access to farms and farming markets. Like many other businesses, we were not fully prepared for the impact, and despite the intent upon which this company has been run for the last 3 years, our subscribers now bear the brunt of these challenges with us. We are issuing this statement to convey three things: First, to once again express our deepest apologies that subscriber payouts are delayed. Second, to shar ..read more
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Our Partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria to support over 25000 Local Nigerian farmers.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
https://medium.com/media/d368f5cbfe70cb509dd514d1d7873c97/href Agriculture is the largest sector of the Nigerian economy employing two-thirds of the entire labour force. One would expect that this sector would generate a lot of revenue for Nigeria but production hurdles along the value chain are significantly limiting the performance of the sector. This has resulted in food security challenges across the country. These questions and challenges are ones that we have been strategically placed to address seeing as we have over the last few years innovated along farmer challenges to help farmers d ..read more
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Our Partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme: How we are creating more value for…
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
Our Partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme: How we are creating more value for farmers in the North Eastern Part of Nigeria. Thrive Agric sorghum farmers in Kaduna State. When we started this journey, the biggest thing on our mind was looking for ways to capture more value for small and medium-scale farmers in Nigeria, and innovating around their challenges to make Agriculture profitable for them. It is the fuel that drives us to go to their communities regardless of the rigour we go through on those days we have to spend 72hours non stop on the road, or roll up our ..read more
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What will food security look like in Africa after the pandemic?
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
Ahmed a Thrive Agric Sorghum farmer in Dogon Dawa in Kaduna State planting his farmland. At the moment food security in Africa is threatened by the effects of the current COVID19 pandemic ravaging the globe. Even though the numbers in Africa are growing at a slow rate, the effects are starting to deplete the continent’s food resources. At the moment, the primary and secondary effects of the pandemic are hitting the Agriculture chain. With the current sharp climb in food prices, labour shortages, and a drop in food supply to consumer markets, one has to ask, how will food security look like aft ..read more
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Here’s what corn production looks like in Africa and Nigeria.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
Corn, botanical name Zea mays is one of the crops with the highest demand in the world. Many people classify it as the number one grain in the world because its extensive use as the primary source of calories in feed formulation for animals. According to FAO, the demand for it almost hit 3 Billion Metric Tonnes in 2019. This is because its wide variety of uses industrially, serves as major staple food for families and because of its importance in producing livestock feed. The global production of maize in the world was about 1,112.01 million MT leaving about a deficit of 1,9 million  ..read more
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Fighting a crisis in a crisis: The locust devastation across East Africa.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
https://medium.com/media/50e91ca3055004b943b5bb5c8171302c/href There is no doubt that the effect of the pandemic is hitting hard on the food markets and food supply chain in Africa and the world. But the incidence of locust is another major concern that could make things worse for food security in Africa and the world. At the moment, there is no doubt, prices have doubled and in some cases tripled. The market men and women will tell you stories of how the supply chain has thinned so they have to increase prices to break even and there are two things causing this. Currently, East ..read more
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Ginger Production in Nigeria.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
Ginger production is massive in Nigeria and we want to give you an insight into what the industry currently looks like. Globally, Nigeria has the 2nd largest production share of about 16% after India with a production share of 33.9%. Every year, Nigeria averages a production volume of over 400,000 Metric tonnes of Ginger across the 36 states. In 2017, we had a production volume of about 349,895 and it was higher in 2016 with 522,096 metric tonnes. Generally, ginger is usually exported in the fresh form, the dried form and the processed form which is the powdered ginger. The dr ..read more
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Rice Production in Nigeria.
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by Thrive Agric
2y ago
With the border closure, reduction in the importation and increase in the market price of Rice, you can’t help but ask, how does this affect rice production in Nigeria? Here’s what you should know about the current state of rice production in Nigeria Nigeria is the largest producer of Rice(paddy) in Africa with an average production volume of 8 million metric tonnes. As of 2019, Nigeria ranked as the 14th largest producer of rice in the world with China being the top producing country. As of 2019, Africa had a total production volume of 14.6M, Nigeria produced about 55% and Egypt pr ..read more
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