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 […]
For several decades Climate change has stood out as an albatross that humanity invariably contends with. Perpetually abetting more droughts, flooding, extreme weather conditions among other ecological and socio-economic problems, climate change is having serious adverse effects on farmers, especially in the peripheral parts of the globe. In Africa Climate change is already producing a surge in the frequency and intensity of droughts that is damaging production of the continents most important crop (maize) while increased flooding in South Asia is endangering rice harvests that sustain millions of lives. Countries like Rwanda, Ghana and Ethiopia are at risk of experiencing […]
Compiled by Adejimi Christiana Adebola Technology has played a big role in developing the agricultural industry. Today it is possible to grow crops in a desert by use of agricultural biotechnology. Through genetic engineering scientists have managed to introduce traits into existing genes with a goal of making crops resistant to droughts and pests. Modern technology is simply an advancement of old technology. The impact of technology in modern life is immeasurable, we use technology in different ways and sometimes the way we implement various technologies do more damage than good. We use technology on a daily basis to accomplish specific tasks or interests. THE USE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE In […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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. Insects have diversely high reproductive capacity (fecundity). They display varying behavioral and adaptive […]
Farm management is the collective term for various management strategies and methods that are employed to keep a farm productive and profitable. The process of this type of management is often associated with large commercial farms, although many of the same methods can be used with equal success on a small family-owned farm. Depending on the size of the operation, the management process may require the services of a single farm-manager or a group of managers who oversee various aspects of the overall project.