AFDB Organised Leadership for Agriculture Forum

The African Development Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, in collaboration with Grow Africa and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), organized the first-ever Leadership for Agriculture Forum on 28 November 2017 at the AfDB headquarters, Abidjan Cote d’ivoire. Guided by recent analysis and findings from the World Bank’s 2017 Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Report and …

Semen Handling For Optimum Fertility

Dairy management team members monitor production data, health events and reproductive outcomes regularly. Little emphasis, however, is usually spent evaluating semen handling. Unfortunately, this is a critical oversight, as every successful AI program begins with proper semen handling. AI studs provide a highly fertile product. The maintenance of male fertility is the responsibility of the …

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria

The U.N.’s annual climate talks have increasingly become an expo of competing environmental priorities, from renewable energy to green infrastructure, reducing deforestation to water conservation. Yet when it comes to the impact of climate change, it is the millions of poor smallholder farmers worldwide who bear the brunt of the increasingly devastating losses. U.N.’s annual …

New Strain of Salt Water Rice To Boost World’s Rice Production

An 87-year-old scientist named Yuan Longping has successfully developed rice that can be grown using saltwater. While his rice could prevent food scarcity as global climate change floods the world, the new strain has a long way to go before it can be widely adopted. More than half the global population relies on rice to …

7 Causes of Pale Eggs

The physical appearance of eggs is a determinant factor of egg’s market value because consumers may think that such eggs are not produced in a hygienic environment and probably unfit for human consumption. The following are seven possible causes of pale eggs in poultry: Parasite Infestation Infestation with endoparasites like capillaria and round worms may …