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Olam convenes agro experts, stakeholders to tackle widening local wheat supply gap
Mr. Stephen Ambore, Wheat Champion, Central Bank of Nigeria; and Rauda Musa Umar, Human Resources Executive/ Wheat Development Programme Manager, Crown Flour Mill; Dr. Richard-Mark Mbaram (Esq.), Technical Adviser on Knowledge Management & Communications, FMARD; Damilola Adeniyi, Corporate Affairs Manager, Olam Nigeria; and Mr. Telta Naphtali, Assistant Director, Desk Officer Wheat Value Chain, FMARD, at the inaugural Olam Green Land Webinar Series, held in Abuja on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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Olam, a foremost agribusiness and leading player in the wheat value-chain recently convened the first edition of the Olam Green Land Webinar series. Themed “Deepening the wheat farming development programme in Nigeria through innovation, increasing investments and collaborations”, the event is part of an engagement series organised by the agribusiness firm to deepen insights into…

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has launched its 3S (SMS/Self Service) Banking Solution with funds transfer and bill payment capabilities. This is unique a SMS banking solution with a bundle of functionalities. This service will enable customers initiate transactional and non-transactional banking activities by sending a short message from…

Numbers tell a story. If you can connect one story with another, you can make plausible inferences. Two reports released last week showed the power of these connections.  The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics showed that the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 hit 33.3 per cent. This is an increase from the 27.1…

The report of a recent research survey has revealed that Nigeria’s protein deficiency situation is approaching alarming proportions. The report, Nigerian Protein Deficiency Report 2020, was unveiled at the Protein Deficiency Webinar Series 8, held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, themed: “The Nigerian Protein Deficiency Awareness Report 2020: Unpacking the Numbers, Exploring the Issues”. In presenting…

The crop of micro business owners promoting their trade today is probably the most fortunate in the history of commerce. Inventions in technology, particularly payment technology, continue to redefine the market place, access to customers and the factors that affect demand and supply. Limitations like distance and time have long been eroded with the advent…

In a new whitepaper published recently, ABB has revealed potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB has called on governments and industries to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agency…

Crown Flour Mill, a subsidiary of Olam, a leading food and agribusiness conglomerate in a statement has reiterated that it is resolute to explore avenues for strategic collaborations and partnerships with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors in its pursuit to support Nigeria’s wheat development programme and country’s aspiration of self-sufficiency in…

The SME sector in Africa is huge. In Nigeria alone we have over 41 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). How important would you say this sector is to the growth and development of the African economy? The SME sector is a potential game changer for economic growth, especially in Nigeria. This is why…

The Nigerian Protein Deficiency Report 2020, unveiled in Lagos recently, has identified poverty, unemployment and poor dietary practices as major barriers to the alleviation of protein deficiency in Nigeria. The report was presented at the Protein Challenge Webinar Series 8 themed The Nigerian Protein Deficiency Report: Unpacking the Numbers, Exploring the Issues, which took place…

Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Standard Bank Group, is set to showcase its robust trade credentials at the forthcoming 2021 Global Trade Review (GTR) West Africa Conference themed ‘Connecting the Region’s Trade Experts’. The financial organisation is a platinum sponsor of the two-day event, which will hold virtually on 24 and 25 March 2021….

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