The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has launched digital tools for Cassava Farmers to help boost cassava yield and tackle agronomic challenges that limits their productivity.
Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe,Director for Central Afrixa Hub at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), says that though Africa is a major cassava producer globally, yet some farmers are producing below optimal (less than 10 tons per ha) as a result of wrong agronomic practices such as poor weed management, wrong application of fertilizers, low knowledge of cassava agronomy and planting of poor quality seeds while Asia are witnessing higher yield more than 20 tons per ha.
IITA has developed smart digital tools to tackle agronomic challenges limiting cassava yield i...
The fertilizer Act 2019 launched by the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari which prohibits unauthorized activities of manufacturers, blenders of importers and distributors of fertilizer as defaulters to this Act will face 5-year jail term.
The Act also targets at safeguarding the interest of fertilizer enterprises and contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for private sector investment in fertilizer.
It also prohibits operating with expired permit or certificate; the use of destructive ingredients or harmful properties; conversion or diversion of fertilizer; obstruction of authorized officers; and sale of unbranded or misbranded fertilizer.
According to Professor Yemi Akinseye-George SAN who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja, stated that such offences include manufac
The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Nestle Plc collaborates with Psaltry International Company Limited to empower 400 youths on Cassava Value Chain from Iseyin, Ibarapa East and Atisbo Local Government Areas of Oyo State.
The training programme was held at Treasure Hotel and Event Centre, Ado Awaye, Iseyin Local Government in Oyo State.
The Head of Agriculture, Psaltry International Ltd and the Programme Project Coordinator, Dr. (Mrs) Foluke Adeleke, stated the mission of the programme is to to boost youth participation in cassava cultivation as to improve the yield of cassava produce through innovative agronomic practices.
According to her “We are empowering 400 youths that will cultivate one thousand six hundred hectares of land for cassava, enlightening youth wit
Banana flour processing is a profitable agribusiness, 100% untapped that can be started with small capital. This agribusiness has a huge market demand and a high return on investment. Banana Flour is processed from green bananas.
Bananas are perennial crops with botanical name (musa acuminate), being the second largest produced fruit after citrus contribution about 16% of the world total fruit production. With immense demand and application the product market bears high growth aspects. Bananas are cultivated in nearly all tropical regions of the world of particular importance of Africa is the East Africa Highlands.
Bananas are important staple food in developing countries, only about 15% of the global banana is involved in international trade, most production is consumed domesticall...
Pig farming in Nigeria can be an incredible wellspring of business opportunity and income earner that could enable interested persons to create wealth and employment opportunities for themselves. Commercial Pig Farming is one of the leading agribusiness ideas to kick start that has high return on investment within a short period of time at least within a space of 6 months plus, you are sure on seeing your dividends.
Pig Farming for Beginners
Pig Farming in Nigeria is a lucrative agribusiness with huge profitability that most Nigerians are yet to tap into. As a beginner in Pig farming you need to acquire enough knowledge and practical experience to enable you maximize your profits. Pig farming has lots of potential, it is a profitable venture.
Years back, Pig farming was seen as a dirty
IY-Farm is a livestock farm, focused on rearing, slaughtering ,packaging and Marketing of livestock products for human consumption. Mr. Ihuoma Chinonso the Co-founder of IY-Farm and Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni reveals the business opportunities in Livestock Value Chain.
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My name is Ihuoma chinonso, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri , Imo State, Nigeria. I am a Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder of IY-farm ltd, C.O.O @ E-horticulture,a climate change advocate, Program& Associate partner at Student business club and a TEF alumni
What does your farm offer?
IY-farm is a livestock farm, we rear,sell, slaughter,clean and package for human consumption. We are on a mission to combat and to fill the gap in quality and
The global banana flour market is poised to touch a valuation of USD$37.6 million by 2023 according to market research future. The banana flour market is expected to gain high demand owing to its inclusion as a component in foods and beverages, increasing demand for gluten free products and increasing cases of coeliac disease is likely to propel the market growth exponentially. Use of banana flour to curb harmful addiction is anticipated to open new avenues for the market to expand.
In this book, you are going to learn the following –
Raw materials used for banana flour production.
Equipment needed for banana flour production.
Step-by step banana flour processing.
Customers and Market Segmentation.
How to source for funds.
How to Sell Banana flour.
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Pork processing is about the slaughtering of pigs and conversion of pig meat into different useful products and forms for human consumption and for industrial application. There are different pork processed products, they include- Ham, Pork meat pizza, Bacon, Pork Sausage, Pork pies, Pork meatballs, etc.
Pork is the name for meat derived from pigs and it's the most consumed meat in the world today, accounting for about thirty eighth of meat production worldwide. The consumption of pork is on the rise, nearly a hundred million metric loads of pork were consumed worldwide in 2006 and 109.905 million metric loads of pork in 2015 with China being the leading pork consumer ...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) invites interested applicants to apply for the post of National Professional Officer (Fishery and Aquaculture Value Chains). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) - An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in
The 2020 GREAT course is focused on Gender-Responsive Crop Breeding, and open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers focused on any crop.
Biophysical scientists: develop tools and skills to make your research more impactful for farmers, and more attractive to fundersSocial scientists: improve your qualitative and quantitative research skills, and learn how to better integrate the two into effective mixed-methods research approachesResearch teams: improve your ability to design, budget, carry out, analyze and report on agricultural research projects, as a team, through every step of the research cycle
GREAT courses are intensive, cohort-based trainings for small interdisciplinary teams of researchers from agricultural research institutio...
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