Nigeria’s Yam Exporter Debunks Rejection Report

The exporters of yam to the UK and US have disputed the reports, initially aired by the media purporting that the yams exported after the official flag-off ceremony on June 29, 2017 were rejected at their export destinations. The symbolic event, done at the Lilypond Container Terminal in Lagos by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture …

Essence of Vitamin C in Poultry Nutrition

Vitamin C active ingredient is known as ascorbic acid and it’s one the strongest body anti-oxidant which help defense systems to neutralise extra and intracellular radicals that are toxic to fats, genetic functions and proteins of the animal’s body. It’s importance in animal nutrition cannot be over emphasized. The following are it’s importance in poultry …

Important Vitamins and Minerals To Poultry

Achieving maximum health and performance of poultry requires nutritionally balanced diets. One of the common issues with regard to back yard flocks relates to poor or inadequate feeding programs that can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies for the birds. Vitamins and minerals are very important components of a chickens diet and unless a formulated …

FAO and AU join efforts towards Sustainable Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa

FAO and African Union join efforts towards Sustainable Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa and the event took place on October 13, 2017 at Accra. A technical cooperation agreement on a coordinated management of the Fall of Armyworm in Africa was signed Bukar Tijani ( FAO ) and Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa ( AUC ). …

Scientists Warn on Insects Population Decline

The economic importance of insects to agricultural production is huge. Some of them are benefits while few are harmful and there are lot factors threatening either existence or multiplication.  Dave Goulson of Sussex University, UK, said insects make up about two-thirds of all life on Earth but research recently has shown that there has been …

AFDB Seeks Global Support for African Young Farmers

The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to employing the continent’s youth. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and the International Institute of …

AFDB Boss Bagged World Food Prize Laureate

In June, the World Food Prize announced African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina as the 2017 Laureate for his work in improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers, and for laying the foundation for the youth in Africa to engage in agriculture as a profitable business. Known as the ‘Nobel Prize for …

Selenium: Essence in Animal Nutrition

Selenium is an essential trace element in animal nutrition, and has vital role to play in animal production, fertility and disease prevention. It is essential for the efficient and effective function of the animal’s immunity.   Also, it is an essential component of selenocysteine-containing protein that is involved in cells functioning and biochemistry thereby influencing the immune …