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 […]
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 […]
By Solomon Adekola The pathogenic fungus Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 (TR4), already widespread on several other continents, has been found for the first time infecting banana plants in Latin America, researchers confirmed earlier in the month August. Fungicides are ineffective against the disease, and observers have long feared its incursion into the world’s top banana-producing region. Randy Ploetz, a plant pathologist at the University of Florida in Homestead said that the epidemics develop slowly, so the [spread of TR4] will take some time. But eventually, it will not be possible to produce Cavendish [banana variety] for international trade. […]
By Solomon Adekola Agriculture, which has high rates of fatalities and serious injuries, ranks among the most dangerous professions in the United States. In Nigeria, greenhouse farming technology has turned into technology to increase food production because of unpredictable weather conditions. Things to be considered for the safety of our farm product 1. Soils are a multifaceted and dynamic natural resource that supports plant growth and affect water and air quality. Scientists have found that in-depth research is needed to unravel the complex nature of soils as well as their impact on Earth’s ecosystems. 2. Freshwater is so […]
Soybean (Glycin max) is a leguminous vegetable of the pea family that grows in tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. Soybean was domesticated in the 11th century BC around the northeast of China. It is believed that it might have been introduced to Africa in the 19th century by Chinese traders along the eastern coast of Africa. Importance of the crop Soybean consists of more than 36% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and excellent amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It also consists of 20% oil, which makes it the most important crop for producing edible oil. Malnutrition, particularly protein deficiency, is […]
BY OKUNOLA AJOKE The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in a world where food insecurity and hunger present an enormous global challenge. The world’s population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050 and demand on global food systems intensifies every day. However, transforming our food and agricultural systems to make them sustainable, resilient and inclusive will deliver access to healthy and nutritious foods, help create livelihoods for small-scale producers and processors, and help protect ecosystems and combat climate change. In this context, business has become a critical partner in designing and delivering effective, scale-able and practical […]
Solomon Adekola A greenhouse is a building with glass sides and a glass roof in which plants that need protection from or are sensitive to weather are grown. In the United States and in most countries of the world, you can successfully start your own greenhouse farm and grow the business into an international venture. Several things occur when you decide not to invest your money on something profitable. Different things happened when you can’t make the right choice of investing your money on something great. Investing your money on a great and profitable business can turn your money to […]
Nigerian banks gave only 4.20 per cent of their total loans to Agriculture in the second quarter (Q2) of this year. Out of N15.1 trillion loans in the second quarter of 2019, N636 billion was given to agriculture.
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 […]
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.
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 […]