Post-harvest crisis: Tomato yield drops by 40% –Report

African nations spend $35 billion annually on food importation There are indications that poor post-harvest practices have led to 40 per cent loss in tomato yield in Nigeria. The figure was revealed in a report by Rockefeller Foundation. Consequently, the poor post-harvest practice caused Nigerian economy about N170 million in revenue loss. The foundation stated that about 40 per cent of the nearly two million tons produced annually in the country were damaged before getting to the market. The report revealed that there was need for the Federal Government to…

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Harvest of investigations in Senate

The Senate has become popular for carrying out investigations into issues it feels are not done right or it suspects corruption. CHUKWU DAVID reports that the apex chamber’s resolve last week to probe into three worrisome developments in the polity, with a view to proffering solutions   Senate investigates SARS of alleged human rights abuses One of the critical issues the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria considered before it embarked on a two-week working recess was the perturbing issue of human rights abuses and sundry unconstitutional actions of…

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