World Vegetable Centre, Olam Nigeria partner on high yield tomato production


IN a bid to address the lack of good variety seeds which has been a major problem for tomato farmers in the country, Olam Nigeria and a globally renowned research institute, World Vegetable Centre have entered into a partnership to begin a project aimed at producing more pest-resistance high yielding tomato with more shelf life.

The project, is expected to supply 18 varieties of seeds to support government’s quest to attain self-sufficiency in tomato production and processing.

Executing the project through its subsidiary, Caraway Africa Nigeria Ltd, Olam Nigeria acquired 20 hectares of land for this purpose and set up farms in Karfi, Kano State, as well as Masama and Guri, both located…

Source: Nigerian Tribune