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Year: 2019

Commercial Goat Farming

Commercial Goat Farming

Goat Farming
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 Low 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 leaves, we...
Why Farmers Should Own Smart Phones.

Why Farmers Should Own Smart Phones.

Agribusiness
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 year. With the aid ...
AFDB Awards the Sum of $80M Loan to Congo to Set up Agric value chain.

AFDB Awards the Sum of $80M Loan to Congo to Set up Agric value chain.

Agribusiness News
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
Outbreak: Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus spotted in Spain.

Outbreak: Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus spotted in Spain.

Global Agribusiness News
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. “All the risks have been minimized to ensure that neighboring farms are protected,” says Rafael. 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. For now there is no vaccine or resistant varieties to fight ToBRFV, but the only available option is to eradicat
Soil Test a Must for Farmers.

Soil Test a Must for Farmers.

Daily Farmers Quotes
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.
Go Global With Your Agribusiness .

Go Global With Your Agribusiness .

Agribusiness
Are you into any of the Agribusiness and do you play a major role in any of the agriculture value chain? Join our Go Global with Your Agribusiness Story Series. Are you into any of the list below- > Agribusiness Training. > Agricultural Chemicals. > Agric Finance. > Livestock production. > Crop/Seed production. > Post harvest Management. > Agricultural Commodity Marketing . > Agricultural development. > Farm equipment and machines. > Food Industry. > Agricultural Research  . > Agricultural Technology > Farm Software /Application. > Forestry. > Pest Management. > Youth and Women Development in Agribusiness. > Agribusiness consultancy. > Veterinary Services . > Agric produce Processing . AND OTHERS….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unveiling Opportunities in Modern Irrigation Technologies – Sam Kalu.

Unveiling Opportunities in Modern Irrigation Technologies – Sam Kalu.

Irrigation Technology
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 Practices. 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 es
Agribusiness has the potential to turn around our Continent Economy-Mr. Horticulture tweets.

Agribusiness has the potential to turn around our Continent Economy-Mr. Horticulture tweets.

Agribusiness
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)
kenya:Chuka Univeristy  Farm Offers Free Soil Testing for Farmers.

kenya:Chuka Univeristy Farm Offers Free Soil Testing for Farmers.

Global Agribusiness News
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.