Farmers Must Protect their Animals from Plastic Consumption

Cattle farmers need to protect their stocks from consumption of plastic materials and other dangerous objects because it results into huge financial loses. The dairy and cattle farmers are responsible for the cows welfare, after milking and grazing them,they are allowed the cows scavenge or find food available in dumps of debris lying in the …

China to Improve Agric Reform to Boost the Rural Areas

China will deepen reforms of its agriculture sector to promote its rural economy, the government said in its first policy statement of 2019, as it seeks to bolster growth and offset trade challenges. Beijing’s statement, released late on Tuesday, comes after the world’s second-largest economy saw its weakest growth in 28 years in 2018 and …

World Bank Centre Established to Improve Agric and Combat Climate Change

A world class agricultural research outfit has been established on 17th February, 2019 it’s named Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and Sustainable Development, CEADESE, at the Federal University of Abeokuta, FUNAAB, which is primarily to address the dangers posed by climate change, strengthen human and material capacity for agricultural development. The director of the Centre, …

5 Steps to Successful Tilapia Farming

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Tilapia is an omnivorous animal because it will eat diets of both animal and plant origin. Compared to other fish species tilapia breeds easily, ease of cultivation and it can grow in ponds or tanks if water at optimal levels of warmth is maintained. Tilapia farming can be done in brackish or salt water and …

Research Shows Few Crops Dominating Globally

University of Toronto study shows that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale. The study, done by an international team of researchers led by U of T assistant professor Adam Martin, used data from the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization …

Intergration Farming System

Integration farming systems is common in livestock production and cultivation of agricultural crops and vegetable farming. Integrated farming is a mixed  farming system, it a symbiotic crop and livestock farming that support each other which will in return reduce cost of production. Integrated farming has be proven to be positively impactful economically and environmentally. There …

Nigerian Govt. to Ban Tomato Paste by end of 2019

TheNigerian government plans to ban the importation of tomato paste before the end of 2019 to encourage massive local production, the minister of agriculture and natural resources, Audu Ogbeh on has disclosed. The minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, says the FG’s proposed ban on importation of tomato paste is part of measures to revolutionise tomato …

Jigawa Local Govt. Vaccinates 1,000 Cows against Foot and Mouth Disease

The Guri Local Government Council in Jigawa State on Saturday said it vaccinated over 1,000 cows against foot-and-mouth disease. Alhaji Kabiru Haruna, Head of Department of Agriculture in the council, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Guri town. He said the vaccination followed a recent outbreak of the disease in Margadu, Dawa, Kwanar Mai-Labbo …

Nigerian Govt Approves Livestock Development Plan

The National Economic Council (NEC)    two weeks ago approved a 10-year National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) which is expected to gulp N91 billion. This move was necessitated by the bloodbath that characterized by the crisis between the crop farmers and pastoralists, the plan is a product of collaborations between the Federal Ministries of Agriculture and …