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March 2, 2020

The foreign exchange market is unpredictable as it can have prices of commodities dwindling with the twinkle of an eye. The continuous depreciation of the Naira, as well as discovery of oil reserves in many countries have led to the fall of the price of oil as an export commodity. These changes not to mention the reduced dependence on combustion systems with the dawn of renewable energy sources, have all contributed to the nation’s decline in finances. As a response to this, the Federal government are looking for viable options to substitute for the gap and none othe...

February 17, 2020

THE PIG AND THE SOCIETY

The pig is the most popular source of meat globally and it’s not just from today. In classical times, the Romans depicted pork, which is the meat from pigs to be considered as the choicest of all forms of meat. Consumed in large amounts and in different forms ranging from sausages to steaks by the populace at large. Back to the world today, there are pig carnivals all around in different nations of the world, they are also shown in different cartoons for children characters in children shows and as mascots for different sports teams.

There is n...

February 11, 2020

Starting a profitable pig farm business in Nigeria is very profitable if you know the right steps to take. Irrespective of the African Swine Fever that is affecting Asian it does not deter from the fact that it is a profitable option to consider in other parts of the world, most especially in West Africa.

March 22, 2018

The ironical occurrence of food wastage in Nigeria despite the government's interest in agriculture, the appointment of serious men in the scene and the financial resource, is a serious issue that must be addressed with all urgency, especially now that farmers suffer defeat almost on every harvest.

In 2017, the Director General, Prof. (Mrs) Gloria Elemo,  of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), pointed out that post-harvest losses settle around 50%, if not more of the food produce. And the rate at which some fragile produce like vegetables and fru...

December 19, 2017

On November 7, 2017 the president of Nigeria his Excellency President Mohamed Buhari officially presented the 2018 budget to the national assembly, which amounted to  ₦8.612 trillion, with an allocation of  ₦118.98 billion allocated for agriculture. It will be of great interest to point out that the united state generate about $150 billion from agriculture alone, which is over six times Nigeria's entire annual budget, this indeed is worthy of emulation.

In 2016, a chart displayed by the Nigeria bureau of statistics in which youth within the age of 15-24, wit...

December 5, 2017

As the economy dwindles from bad to worse, it is conspicuous that the uproar of intruding elements, such as crude oil and its allies, have subtly increased the toil, displacing the country from its previous outstanding position to its current corroding condition. Looking at the declared aim of Nigeria’s National Agricultural Policy for vision 2020 which is to:

"(i) Attain food security, (ii) increase production and productivity, (iii) generate employment and income, and (iv) expand exports and reduce food imports thereby freeing resources for critical infrastructure d...

September 15, 2017

It is no longer news that Agriculture is the next goldmine in the soil of Africa as more people are starting to wake up to the reality that Africa must start to feed herself and rely less on importation of food. With over 700 million hectares of arable land of which 79% is uncultivated, Africa stands the chance of developing at a faster pace and becoming competitive on a global scale when individuals start seeing farming as a business and not just a source of livelihood for the poor and uneducated.

While most Africans still hold this view, there are rising millennial'...

August 8, 2017

The adage "money doesn't grow on trees,” has transcended from a simple figure of speech to quite the reality for those venturing into the agriculture sector in Africa.  People have come to realize the importance and monetary value of agriculture in Nigeria. So It's safe to say in this day and age, money does, in fact, grow on trees.  For several decades, Nigeria has solely been dependent on oil and foreign exchange as a means to boost the economy. However, in the past several years, it has been evident to a nation of 180 million people that those means alone are no l...

July 24, 2017

One of the most common expectations in the 21st century is for young people to go to school, get good grades, and get a secured job. This roadmap has been ingrained into the minds of millennials and the generation before them. It is almost impossible for a millennial to think highly of any other industry other than working for a prestigious company with good benefits, and I was not an exception.

Like most people, I have never been interested in agriculture or farming. I always assumed such occupation was reserved for people who lived in remote and rural areas. However...

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