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Catfish aquaculture is one of the most efficient sources of protein for human diets on. It yields an average of 250 to 400 tonnes per hectare, that’s about 50 times more than rice paddies of the same size. And in terms of water consumption per tonne of produce, the sector does far better than shrimp ponds or freshwater fish tanks, being nearly on-par with rice paddies. All in all, catfish ponds have a low environmental footprint per unit of output. Aside from its low water usage, it also has few impacts on water quality. What’s more, discarded fish parts are converted into
In 2015, the international community set two reframing agendas for the sustainable future of our planet. During the United Nations (UN) Summit on Sustainable Development, countries adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to jointly embark on a resilient and sustainable path that leaves no one behind. With the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries pledged to take important steps in reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG)emissions and strengthen countries resilience and ability to adapt to climate change, joining the cause to take common climate actions. Both transformational agendas acknowledge the
Farming nowadays faces challenges with quantity and quality at a grander scale than ever before. Farmers have to keep up with technology to make better produce. This, of course, requires more significant expenses and the implementation of new methods. Today, the adoption of greenhouse in farming is fast becoming popular alongside the traditional open field farming. Growing crops in the open field was prevalent before, if not the only option. But the risk of losing your harvest due to adverse weather conditions makes it more difficult to manage the risk of weaker yields. That’s why farmers found another way of
Digitization in the modern age means that almost every contemporary field or industry is becoming more and more reliant on hardware connected to and, in some cases, controlled by software. These industries are being transformed from the inside out by innovative technology and practices, and even traditionally analogue ways of life are finding it difficult to resist disruption. Agriculture  and agribusiness in the digital age have influenced major innovations and economic development. Agriculture is a prime example of one of these industries, with the experts at Maryville University actually including it as one of ten “on fire” fields for up-and-coming software developers.
Snail farming is a big business in Agriculture; it is capital intensive and highly lucrative. 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 aspersa (the compound snail specie) is worth about a hundred euros at the European market or eighty-six pounds Sterling in Great Britain. As a way of facilitating the snail market in Nigeria and Africa and creating wealth and wider economic opportunities for individuals and organizations in the continent who are willing to invest in the snail business, FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria
There are many reasons to invest in agriculture: it is a low-risk investment that keeps pace with inflation and increases in value over the long-term, it is a tangible asset that provides benefit to individuals, the community which also helps diversifying a portfolio. But how exactly does an investment like this make money? Depending on the investment and the type of farm, investors can profit through several different ways. We’ve covered five of the most common ways agriculture generates returns below. An arable land Land Appreciation Farmland is a limited resource in the sense that almost all arable lands in
If you have had a sense of keen touch with nature and had felt the rhythm and the effervescence of the ecological aesthetics, then you could well appreciate why ecotourism and wildlife reserves are fast becoming a big business in the world economy. From South America to Europe and from Australia to Asia and down to Africa, tourists have traversed the world to observe nature and have a feel of its naturality. Tourism, in its broadest sense, has been one of the worlds fastest-growing industries in the past several decades. The industry started waxing in the mid-twentieth century and has
At the beginning of the year 2000, the international community worked to perfect plans and start implementation of an 8-goal agenda. The agenda aim to address the array of development challenges facing the world and especially the poor. At the September 2000 Millennium Summit, 149 heads of states endorsed the Millennium Development Goals (M.D.Gs). Later, at the UN General Assembly, the heads of state of all 189 UN member states adopted the goals. The agenda is relevant for all countries, whether their targets are the Millennium Development Targets, other national and sub-national targets, or some combination of the two. Although
Do you know that there are limitless opportunities that you can take advantage of in the Agricultural Sector? Agriculture has been the mainstay of the world economy, and it will continue to remain relevant as far as human subsistence and ecological survival are concerned. Apart from being the food base of the nation, Agriculture is arguably the best form of generating wealth from nature. It is projected that by 2030, the size of the food and Agric business will reach $ 1 Trillion. Thus, if you are thinking of how to make money, Agriculture is definitely the sector to reckon
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


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