India Offers To Buy N367billion Pulse Beans From Nigeria


India has approached Nigeria to supply it with $1billion (about N367 billion) worth of Pulse Beans.

The Director, Agricultural Business, Processing and Marketing, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Azeez Olumuyiwa, made this revelation at a sensitisation workshop on agriculture held for officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).





Nigerian Custom seizes 102 Bags of Plastic Rice



The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 102 bags of plastic rice branded “Beat Tomato Rice’’ with no date of manufacture.
The Customs Area Controller of  F.O.U. Comptroller Mohammed Haruna, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.


50% Drop down in the price of Food in Lagos Market

Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, prices of tomatoes and pepper have reduced by 55 per cent in most Lagos markets.

At Mile 12 and Iddo markets, a basket of tomatoes which previously cost N9,000 now sells for N5,000, while tatashe and chilli pepper cost N4, 500 and N4,000 respectively, as against N8,000 in November.





How we can Transform Nigeria through Youth Empowerment and Business Development

Making Nigeria a better place to live is not going to be a rocket science, neither is it going to be a governmental responsibility, but it will be solely on the strength of empowerment especially for the youth, those who still have the future of the nation in their hands, we need to equip them earlier before time in order to put a lasting end to the destructive system of running we have been used to in this nation.
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Lagos State Govt embark on Boosting Agro-Business


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that investors willing to do business in the agric sector in the State can be rest assured of a ready market and returns on investment as the daily consumption of food items in the State is worth over N3billion daily.




10 Food by-products derived from Cassava



Cassava is one of the most consumed food in the world. 

Cassava is a woody perennial and branched shrub that can grow up to  5 metres in height. It has large, spirally arranged, lobed leaves of very variable forms. 
During growth, the shrubs produce several tuberous roots as reserves made of up to 35% starch which may reach up to 1 m in length and together may weigh up to 40 kg. 





Top 11 Commercial Farms in Nigeria - You should really visit to learn farming

These farms are highly mechanized and a good place to be for any individual, students or agricultural firms to learn the latest innovation and good experience about any aspect of farming.


  1. SONGHAI FARMS

Nigerian Undergraduate shares Photos of herself Processing Cassava to a Consumable stage by herself

A female final year student of the Ebonyi State University have got people praising her after she shared photos of herself processing cassava from start to finish.

Those who are into agriculture and farming, will agree with me that the procedure for the production of garri and processing of cassava is no small work at all....






People have been praising her online and some even asking if she is married so they can apply. lol.. See more photos below...

Naira can get to N1000 - $1 if things continues this way - Minister of Agric

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has sounded a warning that the naira could become totally worthless at the international stage if the status quo is maintained. 

Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja, he complained that the consumption of rice by Nigerians is on the rise and that a lot of people were not aware that rice had some degree of arsenic.


LAUTECH Researchers Begin Campaign For Adoption Of Food Crops

A team of lecturers in the Faculties of Food Science and Engineering, as well as their counterparts in Agricultural Sciences of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have engaged in a sensitisation campaign aimed at popularising benefits of the Orange fleshed Sweet Potato (O.F.S.P), as crop and food in Oyo and Kwara States.




#Vegetables: Top 10+1 Nutritional Benefits of OKRA

Okra scientifically known as Abelmoschus esculentus, also Hibiscus esculentus is one delicacy many Nigerians`cherish and relish daily. 

From the Yorubas in Ogun to the Benins in Edo and the Igbos in Imo, Okra is one meal that graces their dinning table.




 A lot of people know exactly how to combine it with eba, fufu, amala or pounded yam, but that’s just about all they know about it. Many have no idea where Okra was first discovered, what you do to yourself when you eat okra or whether Okra is only known to Nigerians or white people also eat it.


Goodnews! Nigeria's First Ever Electric Rail Transport sets to kick start (See Photos)

The Calabar electric light rail is finally ready for inauguration. 
Built by Ponet TFZE, the train with a cruising speed of about 40 kilometres per hour, has 12 cars - 10 passenger and two equipment cars.

The multi-billion Naira Calabar Light rail project, the first in Nigeria, would soon be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.


The 12-car monorail system, when fully operational, would use an


Intamin P8 electric powered passenger shuttle train to convey passengers from Tinapa Resort, across Lake Tinapa to Calabar International Conference Centre (CICC).

What Most Farmes did not know about Cassava Farming

Cassava, botanically called  Manihot spp,  is a woody perennial and branched shrub that can grow up to  5 metres in height. It has large, spirally arranged, lobed leaves of very variable forms. 

During growth, the shrubs produce several tuberous roots as reserves made of up to 35% starch which may reach up to 1 m in length and together may weigh up to 40 kg. Cassava produces small, regular female and male flowers in small clusters. The shrub produces a form of non-fleshy fruit capsule.




Photos: See This Giant Pakistan Goat Cross Breed

This was seen online but really worrisome, is this an hybrid goat or Genetically modified goat?



This goat is far from normal, it was said to be a breed from Pakistan.


How do you see this?
 
I really don't like such breed though!
 

See Various Types of Insecticide and their Functions respectively



Insecticides  are substances that are used to mitigate or eradicate the invasion of insect pests which tend to  reduce the quantity and quality of crop in the farm.
 Insecticide can be organic or inorganic in nature, the organic type are the ones made from natural raw materials. 

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The inorganic are the ones made from the combination of two or more chemical compounds. 
The organic are not toxic, they cheap and readily available but the inorganic are not cheap and toxic. They are harmful to man and the plants when not used as prescribed. 


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