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 […]
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.
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialized units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibers, and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.
The word ‘sabotage’ implies a deliberate act which prevents the success of a plan or action. It could also describe an attempt to deliberately obstruct, destroy or undermine the usefulness of something . Although the word is commonly used in the military parlance, an economy can also be sabotaged especially when certain practices undermine the potentials of economic activities to deliver their full benefits. In a typical economy- developed or developing- there are primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary sectors which produces raw materials, transform raw materials into finished products, render supportive services (such as telecommunication, health, banking, insurance e.tc.) […]
Poultry farming is the breeding of domesticated birds (chicken, turkey, geese, duck, etc.) for commercial purposes and/or for personal consumption. Poultry farming is a lucrative but delicate business. Lucrative in the sense that the consumption of the end product; chicken and egg are in constant demand up and down the country and it happens to be a potent source of animal protein outside fish, pork and beef. More importantly, poultry products fall into the category of white meat, believed to be more healthy for human consumption. Delicate in the sense that producers are very careful in caring for the birds to […]