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 Nigeria has never had food security. It has as usual been importing rice, beans and other food items. Since the sources of supplied of these importation are in food crisis it has a spillover effect on Nigeria. The most silent area is that food price will be on the high side, and result to low quantity of food to be import thereby, causing instability in the country economic, social and political sector. Many will starve to death, crime rate will be on the high side, and the rate of poverty will be extremely high. Poverty […]
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 […]
It was a bright then cloudy day here in the north of Ibadan. Walking down this street you could feel the well circulated conviviality in the neighborhood, and you could see the industry of the inhabitants and the focus strength of the commuters. But nothing could have been more blissful to the sight than the specter of a decade of pupils who had come from their school to felicitate with us on this day of dietary commemoration. Today October 16 2019, being the world food day, FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria Limited hosted the pupils of Life Foundation International School at its […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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’.
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 […]