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You most likely have never thought of seeing a movie that is specifically centered on Agriculture or farming. Apparently, farming isn’t a profession that triggers much interests in the film industry. However, Agriculture has had some nods from Hollywood in the past. Movies that are farm-centric may not be the gigantic and special effects- motivated summer blockbuster like The Avengers, but they’re good entertainment. In this article are some movies that practicing farmers might find interesting and learn from. Here are 11 movies on agriculture you probably would love to watch: 1. Tinker (2018)   A hermit farmer discovers his
For several decades now, the concept of organic farming has been gaining traction in literature and Agricultural summits organized across board. Academics and Professional farmers from different walks of life now show keen interest in the best farming practices that maintain and improve soil fertility, structure and biodiversity, and reduce erosion.                       Organic farming is a practice of the cultivation of crops and rearing of animals without the use of any synthetic farm inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides and the likes but by the use of traditional inputs such as
Agriculture is arguably the best form of generating wealth out of nature, and the place of farmers in the economy remains quite indispensable. However, there is an emerging class of farmers called smart farmers who have learned the principles of making greater fortunes out of greenies and veggies without necessarily exerting their brawns or going through the toils experienced by the traditional farmers — they are calculative individuals and stakeholders in Agricultural real estate, and they are whom the Marxists might choose to pigeonhole as bourgeoisie farmers. This class of farmers however have well justified roles in capital intensive mechanized
Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access  that addresses the challenge of global food security. It is within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. It considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy. The scope  includes, but is not limited to: Agricultural and environmental sciences, including genetics and systems ecology Animal husbandry, fisheries science and plant science
The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agricultural systems, and thus the livelihood of millions of people. These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order to meet sustainability goals, the bulk of this increase must come from modern large scale farming.                 Innovation is the central driving force to transform food systems, lift farmers out of poverty and help the world to achieve food security
Investing is the act of allocating funds to an asset or committing capital to an endeavor (a business, project, real estate, etc.), with the expectation of generating an income or profit . In colloquial terms, investing can also mean putting in time or effort – not just money – into something with a long-term benefit, such as an education. Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the world, so it is not a big surprise that there are a number of different ways to approach investing in it. Like all sectors, agriculture is really a spectrum of activities that
 Several decades ago, what we now know as agriculture of today was not what it is. The traditional form of farming has several loopholes which give little room for efficiency and high rate of production as well as its high laborious state.    The traditional farming made use of crude farm tools such as hoe, cutlass, rakes, baskets and animal-drawn equipment which slows work down since animals need to rest once they get tired. It also involve the raising of animals on free range system which exposes animals to adverse weather condition, theft and diseases resulting in weak and unhealthy
The opportunities that Agriculture presents to humanity abounds. Some individuals have really made their waves in Agriculture, and their names have been much celebrated in the anal of history. Below is a list of six individuals who have done exceedingly well in the Agricultural sector and have created significant pathways for others to thread. George Washington Carver lived from 1864 to 1943. He was born into slavery in the United States. He was raised by his former master after the demise of his parents. At about age 12 George started school and graduated from high school at the age of
The tomato is a major vegetable crop that has achieved tremendous popularity over the last century. It is grown in practically every country of the world – in outdoor fields, greenhouses and net houses. The tomato plant is very versatile and the crop can be divided into two categories; fresh market tomatoes and processing tomatoes. In cases, world production and consumption has grown quite rapidly over the past 25 years. Tomatoes, aside from being tasty, are very healthy as they are a good source of vitamins A and C. it also contains Lycopene; which is a very powerful antioxidant that
Snails are one of the most underrated commodities on the African market. Apart from the meat which is high in protein and calcium and gives your taste board that elongated savory experience, the mucus of snails has high molecular weight glycoproteins and antioxidants which work some magic on your skin. Over 460, 000 metric tons of snails is sold globally with an estimated value of eleven billion US dollars, and a liter of slime from Helix aspera (the common garden snail species) is worth about a hundred euros at the European market or eighty-six pounds sterling in Great Britain. Mucus
There is certainly more to farming than food gathering. The relevance of farming to human and material mobility among other socioeconomic activities is not lost to the pastoral age, although as ages have outwitted ages you can now hardly imagine yourself cruising your own space on the most adorned string of horses. You certainly don’t want to take that trip sitting aloft a she-camel like the Bedouin of the Islamic golden age would have had to. Rather, you cannot resist the luxury and thrill of the modern automobiles and the comfy and swiftness of the aircrafts as they pierce the
As part of its corporate responsibilities to facilitate an effective and efficient system, FarmKonnect Nigeria organized a-two-week intensive job-in training for its newly recruited marketing personnel in other to familiarize them to their job descriptions, the structure, history, philosophies and culture as well as the core values of the organization. The training which held at FarmKonnect office situated at No 69 Ashi road, Ashi-Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State was indeed breath taking and mind-blowing. The event took off on a curious mood on Monday 24th June, 2019 and ended on a glamorous light on Friday, 5th of July, 2019 as each
The agricultural industry in Nigeria is plagued with many problems, ranging from terrible infrastructure to illiteracy. Thankfully, technology startups have already started doing the work of improving the plights of local farmers. With the demand for food higher than ever, farmers don’t have time to struggle with plant diseases and crop failures. And to address these challenges, my innovation for sustaining crop protection is the application of agricultural drone device in the agricultural sector (commercial farms, research institutes, investors, and large private farm). The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that over 50% of planted crops in developing
Cycle Farms, a French-owned biotechnology company, has opened its first insect meal production facility in Ghana. The facility, which is located in Tema and opened on 2 April, is the first industrial-scale black soldier fly (BSF) larvae production site in Ghana. The company will use its insect meal to produce a complete feed for Ghana’s tilapia industry. The opening of the facility could help to reduce the country’s fish feed prices, which are a major hindrance to the expansion of the aquaculture sector. Although substantial amounts of fishmeal are exported from West Africa to feed fish farms in Asia, almost
How fish farmers can increase their profits at the expense of all-powerful fishmongers was the subject of a workshop held recently in Nigeria Fish sellers in Nigeria have been accused by farmers of holding something of a monopoly over fish sales, making it hard for farmers to make a decent profit. As a result feed producer, Aller Aqua organized the workshop on 4 May, to discuss how farmers can reach customers directly. Nurudeen Lasisi, Aller Aqua’s manager in Ghana, said that the lives of Nigerian catfish farmers have not been impacted positively by the power of the fish sellers. “Nigeria is

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