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 […]
Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access that addresses the challenge of global food security. It is within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. It considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy. The scope includes, but is not limited to: Agricultural and environmental sciences, including genetics and systems ecology Animal husbandry, fisheries science and plant science […]
The tomato is a major vegetable crop that has achieved tremendous popularity over the last century. It is grown in practically every country of the world – in outdoor fields, greenhouses and net houses. The tomato plant is very versatile and the crop can be divided into two categories; fresh market tomatoes and processing tomatoes. In cases, world production and consumption has grown quite rapidly over the past 25 years.
Snails are one of the most underrated commodities on the African market. Apart from the meat which is high in protein and calcium and gives your taste board that elongated savory experience, the mucus of snails has high molecular weight glycoproteins and antioxidants which work some magic on your skin. 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 aspera (the common garden snail species) is worth about a hundred euros at the European market or eighty-six pounds sterling in Great Britain.
Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches can actually be very clean and tasty insects, especially if they are fed on fresh fruits and vegetables. They can be eaten toasted, fried, sauced, or boiled. Of a truth and fact, Cockroaches have a taste and texture like greasy chicken.
Ginger is one of those seasonings that adds something special to anything it’s in. Whether ginger is the dominant flavor, like in gingerbread, or whether it serves as that intriguing hint of spice in a stir fry or stew, it offers a nice combination of sweet and spicy that pleases the palate. But surely something that is good must be used in moderation, right? Nope. Turns out, daily consumption of ginger offers all sorts of health benefits. Even if you don’t like the flavor, you may want to start taking supplements.
In several parts of the world from East Asia to West Africa, various types of ants, worms and insects have been popular delicacies. When we see a lot of these animals around us, they do not look like what we would order at a restaurant, but when raised cleanly and prepared with a good recipe, they are some of the tastiest sources of protein.
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.
Proteins are large bio-molecules that consist of one or more long chains of amino acid residues. They perform an array of functions that are germane to growth and development of organisms [see]. Proteins supply macro-nutrients needed for building of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood in an organism. Eating protein-rich food guarantees the supply of amino acids for building up the body. Although proteins are important in human diets, and should be consumed in adequate quantity, it is important to be mindful of the type of protein one consumes. Broadly, protein-rich foods can either be from animal or plant origins. […]
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 […]