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compiled by Olusegun Falade Sustainable agriculture, according to wikipedia.org, refers to farming in sustainable ways, which means meeting society’s food and textile present needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability focuses on the business process and practice of a farm in general, rather than a specific agricultural product. Sustainable agriculture produces safe food with high nutritional value. The quality of food is now more important than ever before. Numerous studies found out that the nutritional content of grains, fruits and vegetables keeps decreasing. Scientists believe that popular high yielding varieties of crops often have poorer capacity
Health benefits of bananas compiled by Temiloluwa Babatayo ​​1. ​Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6​ Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.Vitamin B6 helps your body: produce red blood cells, metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy, metabolise amino acids, remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys, and maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B6 is also good for pregnant women as it helps meet their baby’s development needs. 2. Bananas are respectable sources of
Compiled by Adeniyi Olayanju Vegetables are well known for their dietary and medicinal importance. Besides, their socio-economic values could not be overemphasized. However, one of the major constraints to their sustainable production is soil fertility, particularly under tropical soil condition, Celosia argentea is an annual herbaceous vegetable of the family Amaranthaceae. It is an important leaf vegetable in South-Western Nigeria. Celosia argentea is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family Amaranthaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek word (kelos\ meaning “burned,” and refers to the flame-like flower heads. In Nigeria, six species of
Milk has been enjoyed throughout the world for thousands of years (1Trusted Source). By definition, it’s a nutrient-rich fluid that female mammals produce to feed their young. The most commonly consumed types come from cows, sheep and goats. Western countries drink cow’s milk most frequently. Milk consumption is a hotly debated topic in the nutrition world, so you might wonder if it’s healthy or harmful. Below are 5 science-backed health benefits of milk so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you. 1. Milk Is Packed With Nutrients. 2. It’s A Good Source of Quality Protein. 3. Milk
Have you ever wondered if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Botanists classify tomatoes as a fruit because they develop from the ovary of flowering plants and contain seeds. However, because tomatoes are prepared and served like vegetables, they are often thought of as a type of vegetable. Regardless of the category tomatoes fall into they are delicious and nutritious. Nutrition Facts The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for one small, whole tomato measuring 2 2/5″ in diameter (91 g). Calories: 16 Fat: 0.2g Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 3.5g Fiber: 1.1g Sugars: 2.4g Protein: 0.8g Carbs
A farm plan is a document assessing site specific aspects of a property and outlining best management practices (BMPs) identified as necessary to avoid potential negative environmental impacts. The plan contains an assessment of the site and outlines a series of actions developed to meet a farmer’s goals while protecting water quality and natural resources. No matter which option you choose, what you require will vary depending upon the location, size and scale of your proposed development and the likely impact or change to the surrounding land. Within certain zones, the detail required to demonstrate sound management may be difficult
Whether you have owned a farm for years, or you’re simply interested in the field of agriculture, there are plenty of ways to break into the writing scene with other freelance agriculture writers. You don’t necessarily have to be an expert on tilling the land and taking care of animals in order to write profound, informative pieces on agriculture; however, you do have to be creative, clear and concise. Tips For Breaking Into The Agriculture Writing Industry: 1. Know how to market your education and background. For instance, I attended Michigan State University, one of the top agriculture colleges in
Farmers in most parts of Africa have always waited for the rains before they begin to plant their crops. To them, a season begins with the coming of rains. However, that may be all about to change due to the findings of a research project that used satellite data to work out what causes the growing season to start. According to the research conducted from 2014 to 2018, the analysis across different regions of Africa consistently found the amount of time that a plant or animal is exposed to light in a 24-hour period — known as photoperiod — as
As humans advance to solve specific problems, another set of challenges emerges. This is one of the several paradoxes of development. The protracted efforts to combat climate change and its debilitating effect on the human race has raised other problems, one of which is the invasion of some deadly parasites on the farms. Climate change and Africa’s high population growth rate and rapid urbanization necessitate intensification of agriculture in the continent, such as producing more from the same piece of land. However, more pests and diseases come with intensification, especially from soilborne threats, such as nematodes. In a research review
“The youth are not the future; the youth are the present.” Dr. Akinwumi Adesina emphasized this while delivering the 14th convocation of Bowen University lecture titled; “Africa’s Future: Positioning University to Nurture Develop Entrepreneurial Initiative”. According to the President of Africa’s Development Bank, the millionaires and billionaires of Africa will not come from oil and gas but from agriculture.   He advocated that the measure of the growth of countries of the world should not be limited to the Gross Domestic product since nobody eats GDP; rather, it should begin to be measured based on the contributions of the youths
A very long time ago, the ancient Egypt Philosopher and founder of Hermetism, Hermes Trismegistus, mentioned that by discovering the true nature of the gods, man has been able to reproduce it. But of course, this philosophical foundation of the ability of man to create machines is not to be downplayed while it is argued that the invention of the (first-generation) actionable digital computer in the 1940s triggered interests and investment in the sphere of Artificial Intelligence. In the 1950s the Turing Test was heavily lauded after Alan Turing speculated about the possibility of creating machines that think. According to
By Solomon Adekola   Like many industries, technology is changing the ways farmers manage their operations. New developments in machinery, software and genetics are allowing farmers to have more control over how they plant and manage their crops. One of the greatest innovations in farming technology today is the advent of precision agriculture technology. One of the agriculture technologies is Greenhouse farming. FarmKonnect agribusiness focuses its attention on the easiest way of farming and adopted the new agriculture technology. Greenhouse farming entails growing horticulture namely flowers, fruits and vegetables in a framed or inflated structure covered with a transparent or
It is apparently undoubtable that the modern day agricultural practice is the key to global food security. Several accounts have proven that technological farming system is the future of the future; therefore, there is a need to widen the scope of nutritious food production and availability system. It is safe to say that farming practice and processing is on a newer dimension of which several ideas and logic keeps coming to limelight and they are being used accordingly. Advanced technological farming and its processing are one of the large factors responsible for urbanization and industrial economies. Besides improving production efficiency,
By Solomon Adekola   Nigeria has never had food security. It has as usual been importing rice, beans and other food items. Since the sources of supplied of these importation are in food crisis it has a spillover effect on Nigeria. The most silent area is that food price will be on the high side, and result to low quantity of food to be import thereby, causing instability in the country economic, social and political sector. Many will starve to death, crime rate will be on the high side, and the rate of poverty will be extremely high.   Poverty
 Agriculture and farming is one of the oldest and most important professions in the world. Humanity has come a long way over the millennia in how we farm and grow crops with the introduction of various technologies. As the world population continues to grow and land becomes more scarce, people have needed to get creative and become more efficient about how we farm, using less land to produce more crops and increasing the productivity and yield of those farmed acres. Worldwide, agriculture is a $5 trillion industry, and now the industry is turning to AI technologies to help yield healthier

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