Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Benue Farmers Excited Over Booming Beniseed Business

Farmers in Benue State have expressed happiness that they are recording bumper harvest as a result of high demands for sesame seeds.

Farmers in Benue State have expressed happiness that they are recording bumper harvest as a result of high demands for sesame seeds.

Reports have it that farmers in benue state are elated about the returns they will get from the sales of sesame seeds due to demands from within and outside the state.

The State Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr. Aondona Hembe Kuhe, was joyful that beniseed harvest this year was good and quite higher than last year’s.

Kuhe said, “the demand for beniseed is higher this year. A 100kg bag is now sold for N32,000 as against last year when it cost lower.”

Ogun State to commence the sale of Branded Rice

He also added that middlemen are taking advantage of the high demand to mop up harvest so they will resell at an exorbitant rate the following year.

A beniseed farmer in Ogobia-Otukpo L.G, Victor Abu, said he recorded bumper harvest and he sells a 100kg bag of beniseed for N36,000.

Another farmer, Mrs. Margaret Onu, said buyers were ready to mop up her beniseed harvest for N30,000 per 100kg bag.

However, the Chairman of Beniseed Farmers and Sellers Association, Mr. Lordye Charles, lamented the harvest that was recorded this year saying that the season was not a good one.

“Our farmers planted the crop late, and the rain caught up with them. We didn’t have good harvest as expected, especially with the appearance of armyworms and aflatoxin which disturbed early germination of the crop as well as early stoppage of rain,” he said.

Economic Prospects of Sorghum in Nigeria

He stated further that it was not a lie that buyers were manipulating beniseed farmers at the market and were purchasing the product for N30,000 for the unclean 100kg bag of beniseed and the clean one for N36,000 or N37,000 per 100 kg.

More news

DG endorses IITA Cassava Weed Management Project

The Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, and 300 reseachers, Dr Kenton Dashiell endorsed the efficient mechanism of the IITA-managed...

Firm Persists on Infrastructural Development to Tackle Food Losses

Roland Omorosemi, Chief Executive Officer,‎ Dreamfield Farms Limited explained how more than half of farm produces have been lost by Nigerian farmers to lack...

NDBDA to Establish Mechanized Farm in Eleme

In its quest to boost agricultural development among the Niger Delta communities , the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA) has announced  plans to...

Stakeholders Urge FG to Increase Budgetary Allocation for Agriculture

Several stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called on the government to take a second look at the proposed 2021 budgetary allocation to the...

Research Institutes Strike Underscores FG’s Lip Service to Agric

As the indefinite strike action of Joint Unions of Research Institutes and Allied Institutions in the country enters its fifth week, there is no...

Emir of Kano Advises Sterling Bank to Stay Focused on Agric

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called upon Sterling Bank to focus on agricultural financing in keeping up with the Federal Government’s...

FCT to Enjoy Over $200 Million Agricultural Investment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed its plan to invest about $250 million to boost the Agricultural Sector in the Federal Capital Territory...

Farmers and Land Buyers In Ogun Charged On Proper Verification

Prospective land buyers in Ogun state have been admonished by the state government to confirm the authenticity of any land before making payment to...

ARMTI Trains 766 Farmers

Executive Director at the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Dr. Olufemi Oladunni, reaffirmed his institute's commitment to reducing poverty through Agriculture. The training...

NIRSAL Partners German Agribusiness Alliance on Agric Development

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has gone into partnership with the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) towards establishing agricultural industrial...

Oyo Young Agropreneur Initiative Inaugurated in Ibadan

  The Agricultural Development Farmers Association (ADFA), Oyo State, has inaugurated the Oyo Young Agropreneur (OYAP) in Ibadan, the state capital, to encourage youths in...

Related news

Practitioners Raise Alarm on Impostors in CBN Zero-interest Loans

Agricultural stakeholders in Nigeria have alerted the government of the need to prevent opportunistic borrowers from abusing zero-interest loans for smallholder farmers from the...

FG to Hunt down smugglers of poultry product, vendors

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, stated that it would soon commence clamping-down on poultry product smugglers . This is because of its...

ARMTI Trains 766 Farmers

Executive Director at the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Dr. Olufemi Oladunni, reaffirmed his institute's commitment to reducing poverty through Agriculture. The training...

Cross River Battles to Sell, Evacuate Mature Rice Seedlings

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has lamented that the state is struggling to move N8.5 billion worth of rice seedlings ordered by the...