Scientists recommend that new spacing could guarantee more yield for cowpea

CGIAR scientists are recommending a new spacing regime for cowpea that could give farmers up to 79% more yield if adopted. The new spacing is a result of a study on the¬†Effects of plant density on the performance of cowpea in Nigerian savannas, conducted during the 2013 and 2014 growing seasons at the IITA experimental …

Tomato is a very popular vegetable not only Nigeria but all over the world. We use it in cooking stews, soups, salads, jollof rice etc. If you had any doubt about the importance of tomatoes in Nigerian food, the recent tomato scarcity clear that. Tomato Farming is easy to start and requires not special expertise. …

Castor Cultivation

Castor cultivation will help in poverty alleviation in Nigeria, Africa as a continent if tapped into by individuals, families, religious bodies and government at all levels. Many of the fallow lands can be cultivated with castor that’s of high economic value. Nigeria imports about #48b worth of castor oil annually. Castor botanical name is Ricinus …

Poultry Association Of Nigeria Meets with FG

The President of Poultry Association of Nigeria, Dr Ayoola Oduntan and PAN executives paid the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo a visit at his office at the state office in Abuja yesterday. Dr Oduntan said poultry business is a trillion naira industry that has a potential to empower Nigerians, create jobs and alleviate poverty in …

NGO To Boost Africa’s Poultry Production.

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has received a 4 year $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance poultry production in Tanzania and Nigeria. Working closely with government and in-country private sector partners, the WPF will lead a project that will catalyse a transformation of rural poultry production in these 2 …

Heat stress Management in Poultry

High temperatures have negative impact on performance in poultry production and every farmer must manage heat stress because it can lead to huge loss, high mortalities and production loss. The following ars the signs shown by birds durig heat stress: Gasping, panting, spreading of wings, lying Down/ paralysis, increased thirst, reduced appetite, loss of body …

Essence Of Biosecurity And Implementation

Biosecurity is a means elimination or minimizing the risk of diseases entry into a farm and flocks. It prevent the introduction and spread of disease-causing organisms in poultry flocks. The aim of biosecurity is to create barriers between the birds in the farm and many sources of contamination. It’s very important that every farmer practises …

BOA Verified Rice Farmers For Achor Borrower’s scheme

The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) has verified 5,473 rice farmers for Anchor Borrowers sheme sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Special Adviser to the Governor on Revenue Generation (Mr Akwaji), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Sunday he said that the beneficiaries were among …