Ondo set to establish largest cocoa plantation in Africa

Plans to establish the largest cocoa plantation in Africa have been concluded by the Ondo State Government. Ondo is Nigeria’s largest cocoa producing state. The state government announced this through the Agriculture Commissioner, Mr Gboyega Adefarati, confirming that the massive plantation would sit on 2,000 hectares of cocoa plantation at Ijugbere, in Owo Local Government […]

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Nigeria will regain lost glory in cocoa production – Farmers

Nigeria’s cocoa will soon regain its glory in the country and beyond, the new leadership of the Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN) under Mr. Adeola Adegoke has said. Adegoke, who was elected CFAN National President at the weekend in Akure, the Ondo State capital, spoke after his election victory. There were delegates from 13 […]

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Ondo steps up cocoa rebirth, distributes 200, 000 high yielding seedlings to farmers

– targets planting at least one million seedlings, raising 5, 000 modern cocoa farmers – CAN wants government to produce one million tonnes yearly Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has said the Cocoa Rebirth Initiative of his administration is gradually and consistently addressing the production and distribution of improved cocoa varieties with early […]

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Ondo boosts cocoa production as Ijugbere plantation takes off

As part of efforts at boosting the tree crop sub sector of the agricultural value chain, the Ondo State Government has established another Cocoa Plantation at Ijugbere in Owo Local Government Area. The project to be on two thousand hectares of land of which 35 hectares have been planted with improved cocoa seedlings, also has […]

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