Goat farming is one of the profitable agribusiness with
positive net income and return on investment is guaranteed. Goat farming is
easy to start with little capital. There is huge market demand for goat meats
and other products derived from goat as consumer tastes are changing. Goat meat
has a unique taste that differentiates it from other livestock meats. We have
other products that can be derived from goat are milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream,
and also butter.
WHY YOU NEED TO EMBARK
ON GOAT FARMING
Investment: Goat farming requires low capital investment to kick start and it
involves small risk when compare to other livestock venture. Anyone could
easily go into goat farming business.Feeding:
Goats being ruminants, they need low maintenance because they feed on tree
Smart Phone has become an inevitable item whether you are an
employer, employee, entrepreneur, student or a farmer. Gone are the days were
smartphones were used only for multimedia purposes and accessing information
via the internet, its usage has broaden and as farmers are beginning to
maximize its advantages to boost agriculture value chain.
All around the world, farmers are beginning to join the trend
of smart phone users and African Farmers are yet to fully utilize this
opportunity by farming the smart way. The integration of digital technology
into agriculture presents a huge potential for farmers in Africa to tap into.
According to Mckinsey &Co , Internet technology has the
potential to increase agricultural productivity in Africa by around US$3bn a
With the aid ...
The African Development Bank (AFDB) lends the sum of $80 Million dollars to Congo to enable them establish agricultural financing mechanism that will empower about 350,000 persons in agricultural value chain. The project is expected to contribute to the establishment of a suitable agricultural financing mechanism, as this will boost agricultural productivity over the long term through access to factors of production, soil fertility management and improvement of rural infrastructures among others.
“The project will focus on a limited number of value chains, including cassava, poultry, maize, aquaculture and fish farming”, Ali Eyeghe , head of the Agriculture , Human and Social Development for Central Africa Division (RDGC2) at the bank .
According to him, this Integrated Agricultura
According to Spain local news source,the leader of Plant Health Service of the Government of Andalusia, Rafael Sanchez Trujillo, has reported the outbreak of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) , as this was detected in a greenhouse in Ameria during the Semilla Innova Congress held in Almeria. Though the government agencies are yet to confirm this.
The affected greenhouse has been quarantined.
risks have been minimized to ensure that neighboring farms are protected,” says
So far the virus has been detected in Germany, California, Mexico, Italy , Greece, Israel and United Kingdom. It has spread to Netherlands attacking 10 greenhouses.
there is no vaccine or resistant varieties to fight ToBRFV, but the only available
option is to eradicat
To be a successful farmer, you must first carry out soil test and implement soil fertility correction recommendation to balance the soil nutrient on the farm.
According to John Kariuki, farming success starts when you understand what is in your soil, what are the nutrients present,what nutrients are lacking, what nutrients are in excess and how to correct the imbalance?
These are the things you must do for you to become a successful farmer.
REMEMBER THE QUOTE BELOW.
"To be a Successful farmer , one must first know the nature of the soil".- Xenophon Oeconomicus , 400 B.C.
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Modern Irrigation Technologies refer to technical and managerial
upgrade of schemes and systems that aid delivery of water to farms or simply
defined as on-farm irrigation systems.
In an exclusive interview with Mr. Sam Kalu, who is an Agribusiness
Consultant. Mr. Sam focuses on Setup, Management and strategic marketing of
Horticultural and Plantation crops as well as effective Post –Harvest Handling
He is also involved in the Design, layout, procurement and setting up
Irrigation System and other farm Machinery needed for smooth running of farms and
youth development in Agribusiness.
Read Below to find out the opportunities in Modern Irrigation that African Youth Can seize.
Crops need for
water cannot be overemphasized. Water is basically one of the major input
Agribusiness still hold the potential to turn around the economy of our continent,
We are siting on rich soil, evenly spread rainfall, good temperatures and cheap Labour, this is Gold!!
African countries should look around on the kind of resources we have.#GordiosfarmsAgrotalk pic.twitter.com/wCiox8h9xA
— Mr. Horticulture 🍆🍓🥦 (@Maxwel_Kiptanui)
The Director of Chuka University , Dr. Jafford Njeru, has launched a free soil testing project for farmers in Tharaki Nithi County to enable farmers ascertain soil requirement and fertilizer application that would boost their agribusiness productivity.
According to Dr. Jafford , this project will help to educate more farmers to know about Soil pH and what fertilizer to use to achieve maximum output.
So far , the institution has received 245 samples ,which depends on Bluetooth connectivity ,they are in a position to test only an average of 30 samples.
As being one of their Institution Corporate Responsibility to run a free soil testing for 2 years ,this will go a long way to help farmers save Sh1,000- Sh2,000 per soil sample.
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