Skyrocketing food prices and Ramadan

April 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Food is an essential commodity that one cannot live without. Foods are the basic building blocks for good health. Without food, or when not properly taken, one will be malnourished. Muslims are observing one of their holy months. It’s the 9th month of the Hijrah Calendar which is the holy month of Ramadan where every healthy, mature Muslim is expected Read More

Make food prices affordable, Imam tells traders as Ramadan begins

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

An Islamic scholar, Dr. Bashir Aliyu-Umar, has urged traders not to increase the prices of commodities as the Ramadan fast begins. Aliyu-Umar, who is the Chief Imam of Alfurqan Mosque, Nasarawa GRA, Kano, gave the advice while delivering a Jumma’at sermon on Friday. He appealed to traders to fear Allah and make the prices of essential commodities needed in Ramadan Read More

The role of agritech in easing the rising food prices in Nigeria

December 30, 2021 Ugo Umeseaka 0

The Nigerian food crop production sub-sector value chain is characterised by weak and inefficient producer-market/consumer linkages due to poor infrastructure. The sector is overburdened with lack of improved processing facilities, low farm productivity, poor post-harvest handling and storage, expensive and poor access to inputs (high quality seeds, fertilizing and crop protection products), inadequate market information, lack of transparency among players, Read More