Grants for value addition on various crops are available!! 

AGRIBUSINESSES IN CASSAVA, MAIZE, MILLET AND SORGHUM ANNOUNCEMENT: CALL FOR CONCEPTS NOTES FOR GRANT FUNDING The West Africa Food Markets (WAFM) Programme hereby announces the call for concept notes for grant funding of innovative solutions backed by a large smallholder supply network in cassava, maize, millet and sorghum in: · Warehousing & storage, · Marketing…

How to secure government credits for your Agribisiness 

The daily decline in the Nigerian economy has driven the country to take agriculture more seriously than ever before. Irrespective of this public clamour for farming, a lot of farmers in Nigeria still have a large problem getting access to agric loans, despite the fact that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has allocated about…

How to start up your home garden!! 

Hi there,  Here are some tips on how you can start up a small garden in 2017! This piece helped me start mine and I hope it helps you too.. With the economy looking more like one of those movies where a tidal wave takes out The Empire State building every day, a lot of…

My greenhouse training session in pictures and videos

Hi everyone, Trust all is well with you, I’m currently working in a farm gaining more hands-on knowledge on vegetable farming both in open farmland and greenhouse!  Here are some pictures and videos.. happy viewing!  ​​ Cheers!  God bless..  please like, share and comment!

How to grow leeks 

Leek seedlingsLeek seedlings growing under lights. Most varieties should be planted 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Leeks Leeks are easy to grow. They require little to no attention and are generally pest-free. In the kitchen, they can be substituted for onions and, unlike onions, can be chopped and…

CROP PRODUCTION

 As the population increased, the food supply was not always sufficiently stable or plentiful to supply his needs. This probably led to the practice of crop production. Therefore, crop production began at least nine thousand (9000) years ago when domestication of plants became essential to supplement natural supplies in certain localities. The art of crop…

Fertilizer Basics: Don’t let your plants go hungry

Am starting up my small garden experiment and am super excited! So it got me reading about a lot of stuff and I came across this.  Well-fed plants are healthier, more productive and more beautiful. This article covers the basics of why and how to fertilize your garden. Plant Nutrients 101 Plants need to be…

Bean Growing Tips

“Snap” beans are eaten as a green pod. “Pole” beans climb, but can also be snap beans. “Shelly” beans are beans that have begun tomature–the green maturing seeds are cooked like fresh peas. “Dry” beans have matured and dried in the pod and are soaked before cooking. “Wax” beans are any bean pods that ripen…

REDUCING POST-HARVEST LOSSES OF PERISHABLE FOOD CROPS

  Perishable food crops, by definition, refer to agricultural food produce which have short life-span and must be consumed or processed within a short-time after harvest. Examples of perishable crops include tomato (Lycopasicum esculentum), pepper (Capsicum spp), banana (Musa spp), leafy vegetables amongst others. These crops are very sensitive to extreme conditions such as high…