The world’s peace has experienced threats from civil unrest, and armed violence over the last couple of decades. Armed conflicts have occurred in places around the world in varying magnitudes with some destructive impacts on society. In recent years, conflicts in countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ukraine, have resulted in the highest yearly death toll in the period after cold world war. In fact, the impacts of the ongoing conflicts have challenged the ability of the international community to ensure global peace. The peace efforts of various global developmental agenda seek to ensure that the world lives in […]
Moringa (Moringa spp.) is one of the world’s most useful plants with one of the highest nutritional contents of any plant known in the world. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India. It is a fast-growing tree and is grown throughout the tropics. The most widely cultivated species is Moringa Oleifera, a multipurpose tree, and usually called the Miracle tree for good reason. Common names include Moringa, drumstick tree, from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods, horseradish tree, from the taste of the roots which resembles […]
One of the popular ways to increase crop yield is the application of fertilizers, either organic or inorganic or at times, the combination of both called organo-mineral. However, the application of fertilizers has basic concept farmers must understand before starting the operation. Fertilizer is a separate entity and not a major factor for plant growth, though it’s a prerequisite. What makes it optional is the information that fertilizers are not needed in all cases, only in a condition when found deficient in the soil through the signs exhibited by the plants. Application of fertilizer can be good and at the same […]
Nigeria produces approximately 8million metric tonnes of maize per year. Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider conditions. Globally, maize is known as the queen of cereals because it has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals. It is cultivated on nearly 150m ha in about 160 countries have a wider diversity of soil, climate, biodiversity and management practices that contributes 36% (782MT) in the global grain production.
When a production outfit operates on a large scale, they have advantages over the smaller ones. These categories of economic entity enjoy lower costs per unit of the total cost of production. The reason behind this is that the production cost is spread over the large units of products/services produced/rendered. By this, the production outfit is said to have enjoyed economies of scale. Depending on whether the benefits can be controlled within or outside the production organization, economies of scale are of two types –internal and external economies. From the internal perspective, the producer enjoys economies of scale when it buys […]
Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change, but it also produces about 14% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. There is consensus that climate change will have a significant impact on agriculture in developing countries. Even a 2°C rise in the mean global temperature by the year 2100, which is regarded as an optimistic scenario, will radically change the face of farming. So far agriculture has been on the fringes of negotiations, despite it being a role player in any future legally binding agreement. But because it stands so central to climate change, voices are getting stronger that agriculture […]
Bird. An adult male chicken is called a “rooster” and an adult female is called a “hen.” Roosters are larger, usually more brightly colored, and have larger combs on top of their heads compared to hens. Chickens can fly but because they are heavy, they can only go about 60 meters (200 ft). They have bad senses of smell and taste, but good hearing. They scratch and claw at the ground, looking for food. Baby chicks can eat and walk without help soon after hatching but they still need help keeping warm. Hens lay up to 240 eggs in a […]
The agricultural market in Nigeria has had some crazy ups and devastating downs over the past few decades… this instability has knocked some farms straight off the map, but you’ll still find farmers staying profitable in hard times. How do they do it? Below we cover 5 great tips that you can utilize in your farm management plans. To see yield improvement and balance the farm books no matter what turn the market takes next will truly see you regarded as a master farmer manager! Follow these 5 tips that have produced some fantastic results for farmers over the past […]
Agriculture loans in Nigeria are loans meant for a wide range of agricultural and farming purposes. Farmers are supposed to apply for loans to buy supplies for the cultivation of food grain crops along with other purposes such as horticulture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, and floriculture and sericulture businesses.
Agriculture plays a vital role in the Nigerian economy and a critical source of growth in many developing countries. It is also a means of livelihood for the rural populace and a source of investment opportunities for the private sector. However, Agriculture is exposed to adverse natural events, such as drought, flood, windstorm, pest, diseases, etc. The impact and economic costs of such disasters may increase further in the near future because of climatic factors occasioned by climate change. These events, in most cases, can lead to the impoverishment of farmers if not checked or controlled. Agricultural Insurance is a […]
The mobile telephony service is powered by Airtel using the 3-2-1 Service of Viamo. Farmers with Airtel sim cards who want to access the service and get good advice on cassava production can simply dial 3-2-1 and listen to all the information they need to make the most out of cassava production.
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.
Basic Knowledge & Information 1. Command of Basic Facts Successful farm managers know what’s happening in their business. They have a command of such basic facts as goals and plans (long and short-term), enterprise knowledge, who’s who in the industry, the roles and relationships between various suppliers and customers, and they define their own job and what’s expected of them. If they don’t store all this information, they know where to get it when they need it.
Nature, in its entirety, was crafted by God in such a wonderful way; one cannot but imagine, with amazement, the mysteries behind the work of creation. One of the wonderful creatures that has attracted attention based on the way it was crafted by God is the bloodless slow-moving creature called snail. It has a boneless fleshy body and belongs to the molluscan class called Gastropoda. Snails can either be terrestrial aquatic in nature; we have both sea snails and freshwater snails. Some species of snail have calciferous shell that can completely accommodate the retractile fleshy body while others either completely […]