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BORDER CLOSURE AND FOOD PRICES IN NIGERIA: Way Forward for SMEs

On the 20th of August 2019, Nigeria closed its land borders against neighbouring countries to check smuggling activities in the border areas and protect local food production. Although the objective looks ostensibly good, the impact of this move on food prices has been disturbing. For example, SMEs currently face scarcity of raw materials and food-insecure […]

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IMPACT OF NUTRITION LABELLING ON THE EATING HABITS OF NIGERIAN CONSUMERS

Nutrition labelling is the systematic listing of the nutritional contents of foods in line with a regulated standard or format. In the current era of malnutrition and food-related diseases most of which are of public health importance, there’s growing consumer awareness of, and attention to, food labels worldwide especially as new (processed) food products continue […]

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BAKING AND THE CHALLENGE OF TEMPERATURE-TIME OPTIMIZATION

Baking is not as simplistic as it looks when viewed as a mere kitchen art. A lot of complex processes and reactions take place essentially resulting in heat and mass transfer. Getting a perfect temperature-time combination is critical to having a quality bake. Thus, this article highlights the ways by which temperature and time can […]

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Fortification as a Panacea for Malnutrition

Malnutrition is currently considered a public health problem. A new form of it- called micronutrient deficiency or hidden hunger- escapes early detection and thus poses a greater challenge. The debilitating effects of this problem on the health and economic fortunes of nations have been widely acknowledged. Thus, worldwide, policies and programmes are being initiated to […]

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THE TOMATO VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA: Problems and Prospects

Tomato is one of the nutrient-dense foods grown in Nigeria. Its value chain has huge potential for investment with great return on investment given that current demand far outweighs supply; a demand gap of over 500,000 metric tons of tomatoes currently exists. However, the tomato value chain in Nigeria is currently faced with a lot […]

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US BAN ON IMPORTATION OF SMOKED FISH FROM NIGERIA: Causes and Effects

The United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S.FDA) on 18 February 2018 issued a ban on the importation of smoked fish from Nigeria. Certain technical and administrative issues led to the ban. The USA remains one of the largest oversea markets for Nigerian fishery and aquaculture products. U.S.FDA has well defined standards and guidelines for […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions in the Nigerian Food Industry

The Nigerian food industry has recorded several mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the last few years. Notable among the M&As include the acquisition of the beverage operation of GSK by Suntory Foods; Olam’s acquisition of BUA Flour and BUA Pasta; acquisition of Chi Ltd by the Coca-Cola Company; acquisition of May & Baker’s Noodles Factory […]

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FOOD IMPORT AND EXPORT: Regulatory Issues and WTO Agreements

This article discusses the SPS and TBT measures and Agreements and takes a critical look at the impacts of these measures on food import and export. Increase in food production, changing taste and consumption patterns coupled with advancements in transport technology have greatly increased the volume of food entering international trade. In response to this, […]

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Key Challenges Faced by the Nigerian Food Industry in 2018 and Remedies

The Nigerian food industry comprises of predominantly smallholder farmers, few multinationals, many small and medium enterprises, inconsistent and inefficient raw material distribution and supply chains and a largely informal market. The industry clearly represents Africa’s biggest market for food and other edible products. In 2018, packaged foods performed well in Nigeria apparently due to the […]

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