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 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 agricultural use of drones (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 markets die due to inadequate
Cycle Farms, a French-owned biotechnology company, has opened its first insect farming and 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
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
 With remote robots set to carry out more and more routine tasks and facial-recognition software being applied to salmon, automation is already making waves in aquaculture. But just how far, and how soon, will AI revolutionize the industry? The rise of automation and AI is changing our lives in a multitude of ways. Apps on our mobile devices make recommendations based on our habits. Computer-generated language translations help us understand each other without being bilingual ourselves. One day, our roads may even be filled by vehicles driven solely by software. Whilst the era of self-driving cars might still be a
It was indeed an interesting event and an added accolade as one of the fastest rising Agribusiness companies in Nigeria, FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria Limited, added a feather to her cap as she bags the ‘Best Agribusiness Firm of the Year’ at the PALEC Awards that was hosted at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the seventeenth day of May, 2019 which  the event was tagged ‘The Mavericks’. Mr. Azeez Oluwole at the PALEC Awards receiving the accolade Furthermore, the event was held in other to commemorate the outstanding works of some certain organizations as well as individuals. In addition, the
Nigeria is one of the many developing countries where impacts of climate change are strongly felt as a direct impact on food production and vulnerability of households. Along with other factors, climate change is making food insecurity and poverty worse in the country. Increasing temperatures and shifting rainfall regimes are among factors responsible for lower crop yields than could be obtained under a stable climate [see]. Although high temperature favors attainment of high yield in certain crops, extremely high temperature may be counter-productive if it exceeds the optimum level permissible for proper growth of crops [see]. Climate change has also
Agricultural content developers are essentially involved in the creation, development, and editing of Agricultural content for various activities related to online marketing of Agricultural product, produce or activities as well as front-end web development. An Agricultural content writer is responsible for creating original content for  Agricultural websites, newsletters, press releases, blogs, articles and advertising and marketing materials based on the requirements of a client/organization. Content developers often use their skills, knowledge and experience in software and programming as well as web-based technology, to create and update content for websites. Agricultural content development could involve creative work, such as copy writing
Insects are members of the largest class of the Arthropoda, the largest phylum of the kingdom animalia. They have segmented bodies, jointed legs, and external skeletons (exoskeletons). They are unique among other arthropods by their tri-partite body structure comprising the head, which bears the mouth parts, eyes, and a pair of antennae; the thorax, which usually has three pairs of legs in adults and one or two pairs of wings; and the many-segmented abdomen, which contains the digestive, excretory, and reproductive organs. In terms of habitat, they may either be terrestrial or aquatic. They also have diversely high reproductive capacity (fecundity) and display varying behavioral and
Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches can actually be very clean and tasty insects, especially if they are fed on fresh fruits and vegetables. They can be eaten toasted, fried, sauced, or boiled. Of a truth and fact, Cockroaches have a taste and texture like greasy chicken. Cockroach tastes a bit like over burnt chicken. It is a good source of protein. As a member of food chain we should view them as food when we are faced with survival choices. The overwhelming feeling when you eat a cockroach, you will’ve the potentials of getting nutritious both outside and within. A


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