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 […]
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 […]
Nigerian banks gave only 4.20 per cent of their total loans to Agriculture in the second quarter (Q2) of this year. Out of N15.1 trillion loans in the second quarter of 2019, N636 billion was given to agriculture.
There are many reasons to invest in agriculture: it is a low-risk investment that keeps pace with inflation and increases in value over the long-term, it is a tangible asset that provides benefit to individuals, the community which also helps diversifying a portfolio.
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 and become a freelance agricultural writer. 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.
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 […]
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.
Lauren Nadeau said it best, “Farmers now have another responsibility after harvesting the day’s crops. They report about it on Twitter.” The day has come where you can’t just harvest some corn, but you have to tell people what you did and how you did it. Social media overcomes geographical boundaries and creates communities who share common interests. But, like every other technical update this century, social media has changed the way things are done and perceived. Agriculture, being one of the industries we rely on heavily, is being affected by social media.
Farming can typically be isolating, but communication within agriculture has never been more accessible at the tip of your fingers than now. With access to an internet connection social media can be incorporated into businesses to make communication a better and more efficient process. Due to changing technology methods of production in Ag have developed extensively in recent years. Coinciding with the changes in tech are new methods being introduced to communicate these developments. Farming has a negativity surrounding its image due to organizations campaigning against the industries environmental values and treatment of animals. New methods of communication however are […]
It is apparently undoubtable that the modern day agricultural practice is the key to global food security. Several accounts have proven that technological farming system is the future of the future; therefore, there is a need to widen the scope of nutritious food production and availability system. It is safe to say that farming practice and processing is on a newer dimension of which several ideas and logic keeps coming to limelight and they are being used accordingly. Advanced technological farming and its processing are one of the large factors responsible for urbanization and industrial economies.
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.