Nigeria News App

Join NN App My Account
Stats: 606 members, 3,494 topics. Date:   Tue, 20 2019 at 01:08 pm
For more please contact us @ [email protected]

Nigerian News

FrontPage Forum Must Read Latest Posts Breaking News Entertainment Politics Business Economy Sports Romance General Hausa News
Trending :
Join NN App Earn by reading news Sign in My earnings Invite friends Income record How it works FAQ Testimonial Income support Today offer

Katsina indigenous coy sets for commercial tomatoes processing

By - - [ ]

A Katsina indigenous company, ALDUSAR food and beverages, has concluded plans to commence commercial operation of a paste, called Aldusar Tomato paste.

Daily Trust on Sunday reports that a successful test run have taken place and commercial production is set to commence.

ur correspondent in the state reports that every year tones of tomato get wasted in Katsina due to absence of processing plants to converts the perishable vegetable into puree that can be use over a long period of time.

Relevant statistics have shown that Nigeria is ranked second largest producer of tomatoes in Africa and thirteen in the world, producing about 1.7m tones annually at an average 25-30 tones per hectare.

he tomato industry is one where the country has great advantage and Katsina being among the highest producers have comparative advantage.

According to Muhammadu Usman Sarki, President of Aldusar Group of Companies, the establishment of the plant is to minimize losses incurred by farmers due to lack of industries to absorb excess yield during irrigation harvest period as a result of inadequate preservation techniques and low demand when the production is high.

He said, northern Nigeria is the only place in the country that records massive production of tomatoes that are supplied to the south and neighbouring countries but there are no factories to process the produce using modern preservation techniques thereby resulting in wastages.

“Some of the goals we intend to achieve with the plant include, producing tomato paste that will meet local and export demands; substitute imported tomatoes with locally processed product to improve foreign exchange earnings as well as create more job opportunities for women and youth through the establishment of tomato farming centres,” he said.

During a visit to the plant, it was noticed that the company has already installed a production unit with a production capacity of 3 tons per hour.

A 250KVA and 150KVA electric generators and dedicated power line are in place for the energy need of the plant.

To sustain supply of tomato, the company has acquired 52 hectares of farmland for tomato production and also entered into several outgrower scheme with farmers across the state to feed its plant.

“We are optimistic and ready to go on; we had a test run of the facility and all is well, our production line is coming on board,” Mohammed Kabir Usman, a senior manager said.

We entered into partnership with farmers in which improved seeds are being farmed by our outgrowers. This system intends to keep supply coming in, he added.

Like .

Others are reading

11 Comments Nigeria News
Nwoguemmanuel77• 8 months ago
Only this region
Olite1996• 10 months ago
what about other regions
Olite1996• 10 months ago
what about other regions
Raymond• 10 months ago
Nice tomatoes
Lurdharry• 10 months ago
blesynfemi• 10 months ago
Abdulhafeez• 10 months ago
iammicharles• 10 months ago
Why's it only the north faming?
innkayobami• 10 months ago
Nice initiative
Jamiu• 10 months ago
good idea
Abidoun• 10 months ago
It will realy make allot of sense

(Go Up)

Have a news to share? Contact Email: [email protected]

NIGERIA NEWS APP ( is a website owned by IAR (IJMBway Alevel Registraion) a registered company that pays you for reading news, commenting on every news, sharing our ads on Twitter/ Facebook, inviting friends & family and logging daily. You can make upto ₦200,000 just by inviting people to read Latest Nigerian News & Breaking News in Nigeria. Register today with ₦1,600 to become a member.

© 2018 - Nigerian News App.