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Mushroom or toadstool as it is sometimes called, is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. It is neither a fruit nor a vegetable; technically mushrooms aren’t even plants. Mushrooms are a type of fungi; Fungi are living organisms that are distantly related to plants, and more closely related to animals, but rather different from either of those groups. No one knows howRead More

13th November 2018

The African black velvet tamarind popularly known as Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa, African velvet tamarind is the fruit of a native West African tree (dialium guineense). It is quite popular among the countries of the West African sub-region, like Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau. Black velvet tamarind has a high percentage of carbohydrate. It also has a good amount of dietary fiber which is known for aiding digesRead More

24th October 2018

1.      Pick out a fresh pineapple. Look for one with firm, green leaves that have not turned yellow or brown. The skin on the fruit should be golden brown and firm to the touch. Smell the pineapple to see if it's ripe: it should emit sweet, heady smell indicating that you've chosen it at just the right time to start a new pineapple plan. 2.      Twist the leaves off the top of the pineappleRead More

9th October 2018

Pig farming also known as piggery is another aspect of farming in Nigeria that is making smart investors and entrepreneurs huge money on daily basis. The reason is that Pig meat is in high demand in Nigeria and sells very fast in the market. Another reason is that Pig reproduces in large number and grows very fast. Pigs are farmed principally to be eaten (e.g. bacon, gammon) or sometimes skinned. A single pig gives birth to as much as 15 piglets atRead More

11th September 2018

Snails are a huge part of the diet in many parts of Africa, although they are not always affordable and available all year round. Their high protein, low fat and cholesterol content make them a nutritional favourite. Snails contain almost all the amino acids needed by the body and most of its by-products are used for cosmetics and medicines. There are many different species of snails. Example of snails Freshwater snails, small size snails, periwinklRead More

3rd September 2018

NIGERIAN farmers would any time soon begin to sell yam by weighing as against the usual means of selling by quantity. According to the Chairman, Technical Committee on Yam Export Programme, Professor Simon Irtwange, the committee presently has its focus on how to introduce the selling of yam by weight. “We need to bring a change in the way we do our marketing of yam in. We want to standardise the marketing structure in Nigeria, where we willRead More

23rd August 2018

Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthy diet, and in many parts of the world, eggs are a readily available, inexpensive source of food. The Egg is naturally protected by its shell but as protected as the egg is, it is extremely fragile and can easily be contaminated. The Poultry may carry bacteria such as Salmonella that can contaminate the inside of eggs before the shells are formed. Fresh eggs, even those withRead More

13th August 2018

Poultry farming is the process of raising domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkey and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. Chickens raised for eggs are usually called layers while chickens raised for meat are often called Broilers. Our topiRead More

6th August 2018

The African pear which is mostly called Ube in Igbo language and can also be called bush pear, is a sensational fruit that can be found only during the raining season. It has a sour taste that always leaves your taste buds begging for more. Most people do not know the nutritional value of eating African pear, some just eat it because of the taste. It is mostly eaten with either roasted or boiled corn. The combination in the mouth can be mind-blowingRead More

2nd August 2018

Over the years, farming in Nigeria has gotten less complicated, especially with new and profound knowledge of planting, cultivating and harvesting. The Nigerian weather can easily be divided into 2 which are dry and rainy seasons. Not all crops germinate well in both season. The following are some of the crops that do not grow well during the rainy season. ONIONS One of the most commonly consumed vegetable in Nigeria is onions. In fact, NigerRead More

31st July 2018

Soybeans is a legume that has been in use centuries ago and recently extended into the Nigeria. It is one of the cheapest source of protein and is very essential for nourishment of both adults and children. Soybeans is stress-free to grow and does well in most soils in Nigeria. The beans contain significant amounts of phytic acid, dietary minerals and B vitamins. Traditional unfermented food uses of soybeans include soy milk, from which tofu and tofRead More

25th July 2018

The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) initiative in Nigeria has urged farmers to embrace organic farming to boost overall well-being of the environment. The call was made by the Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture initiative, Dr. Olugbenga Adeoluwa in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Read more Read More

18th July 2018

Onions (Allium cepa L.) are very old vegetables that have been used for thousands of years. They’re kitchen staple and play a role in a great number of recipes. Onions are regularly asked by the people at a good market rate and can be easily sold throughout the whole year. These vegetables are the most commonly consumed vegetable in Nigeria. In fact, Nigeria is reportedly one of the largest producers of onions in the world with over 2 million Read More

18th July 2018

Not all vegetables are popularly consumed in Nigeria. There are some vegetables that are quite popular and are eaten more often than others. For example carrot, cucumber, pumpkin leaves (ugu), and the cabbage. All vegetables need to be consumed regularly based on the unique nutrients they can all provide. Today, we are going to see the special nutrients that are contained in the vegetable BROCCOLI. The broccoli belongs to the "cruciferous"Read More

13th July 2018

Have you ever wondered why you buy some eggs from the supermarket and they are rotten or spoilt? Read more Eggs are a good source of animal protein. The Egg is naturally protected by its shell. As protected as the egg is, it is extremely fragile and can be contaminated when there is the slightest crack. It is interesting to realise that eggs can still get rotten or spoilt even when there are no cracks on it. Eggs getting bad or rotten can be due tRead More

5th July 2018

Another secret cash machine that people tend to ignore is plantain farming in Nigeria. We want to look into it today to see how it works. Plantain is very easy to cultivate and maintain unlike other cash crops that requires so much time and money to maintain. This is a low capital agribusiness and almost every Nigerian soil is good for plantain plantation as experience has shown. Therefore, if you have any land with loamy soil, you can start plantaRead More

3rd April 2018

Agriculture has advanced enormously since the early days of plant and animal domestication, aided by rapid developments in technology. Today, it must answer the needs of a growing global population, while at the same responding to cost restrictions, environmental changes and population growth. According to reports by the United Nations, the world population is predicted to grow from 6.9bn in 2010 to 8.3bn in 2030 and to 9.1bn in 2050. By 2030, food Read More

3rd April 2018

Greenhouse technology is an innovation that is gradually making inroad into the Nigerian agricultural sector.   Although it is viewed as capital intensive technology, locally replicated greenhouse technology has been proven to work too. But first, what you need to know about the technology.   For many farmers who have been in the greenhouse business for years, it is much more than a frame covered in polythene, polycarbonate or Read More

12th February 2018

  The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, (FIIRO), Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) are collaborating to enhance growth and improve food production.   FIIRO Director-General Prof Gloria Elemo said the tripartite agreement would utilise indigenous technologies to diversify the economy, create jobs, improve the Gross Domestic PrRead More

26th January 2018

You have worked hard to grow good fresh vegetables. When it is time to sell your crop, remember to Pick your vegetables at the right time Store your vegetables the right way Bring your vegetables carefully to the market Show your vegetables well at the market Then people will see your vegetables are healthy. They will want to buy your food again. How to best pick and store your vegetables Pick all your vegetables in the coolest weather youRead More

20th January 2018

Does the idea of buying your own farm sound like a fairytale? Here, five ways to realize your dream of working in the dirt, no down payment required. The National Young Farmers Coalition surveyed 1,300 of its members to identify the most significant barriers to a career in agriculture. Among the most common answers? Lack of affordable land. Real estate prices—at least near lucrative markets for sustainably farmed produce and meat—contiRead More

17th January 2018

Everybody loves bananas, that’s a fact. However, besides its look and taste we don’t know much about it. So it’s time to find out a few new things about your favorite fruit. 1. DNA Did you know that humans actually share half of their DNA with bananas? Imagine a half banana man. 2. Radiation Alert Bananas are also radioactive. In case you feel like you want to eat 50 bananas, you should know that it will give you the same dose Read More

16th October 2017

From 1960 to date, Nigeria has witnessed the rise and fall of many commercial farms. The ones that are still active face many challenges from different fronts. Read More

21st July 2017

A team of Nigerian experts under the auspices of African Chicken Genetic Gains in Nigeria has announced a breakthrough in poultry production in Nigeria following the development of disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output. Read More

21st July 2017

The buyers do not only dictate prices to the farmers, they combine physical size and weight in determining prices. For instance, they may offer N500 per kilogramme for the 400g size and N750 for the 2kg size. As part of efforts to combat youth unemployment and at the same time contribute to food security, many young Nigerians have taken to farming especially aquaculture and animal husbandry but many have found the business unsustainable. They plougRead More

21st July 2017

As rapidly as technology in Nigeria is growing to incredible heights, so is agriculture – in its process and the practices. Read More

21st July 2017

Fishmeal is a high-quality and nutrient-rich feed ingredient used in the diets of farm animals and as an organic fertilizer. Fishmeal is manufactured from whole fish that is unfit for human consumption and waste products from processed fish. Common fish species used for fishmeal are anchovies, herrings, menhaden and sardines. The manufacturing process consists of cooking, pressing, drying and grinding processes during which the oil and water is remoRead More

13th June 2017

Animal farming uses up an enormous amount of arable land, with 45% of the earth's total dry land covered, as it were, in livestock. Eating a plant based diet, or eating meat only occasionally, can help to reduce greenhouse emissions and save our water and forests. We may think it doesn't matter too much what we eat or how our food is produced. However, it turns out that the entire planet is now dependent on the food choices each of us makesRead More

5th June 2017

To say that the discovery of crude oil in the late 1950s in Oloibiri community of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, was the last straw that destroyed the Nigerian agricultural nerve is to state the obvious. Read More

9th March 2017

The Cros Agro Potato Farm Cros Agro (a merger of Matankadi and Gadol) is the leading diversified agro-allied firm in Nigeria. Founded in 2001, the company has established its footprint as a player in Potato farming and processing business in West Africa and a leader in Sub-Saharan Africa. Leading the way in the production of the Irish potato value chain, Cros Agro is investing in the critical enabling components that ensure long time sustainabilitRead More

28th February 2017