Oct 06 2017
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is currently seeking approval from the Nigerian government to conduct confined field trials (CFT) of cassava genetically engineered to prolong root storage — the most nagging challenge of cassava breeders.
The trials, which would be carried out by IITA in collaboration with several universities in Switzerland and Germany, would test cassava […]
Jun 13 2017
Farmers are striving hard in this time of recession to strike a balance between providing adequate feed for their birds or just feed anything and reduce the quality and quantity of eggs. The price of maize is the driver of this feed crisis in the poultry sector as the astronomical increase has made the feed […]
Sep 06 2016
Making the most of opportunity – Tolulope’s brave choice in building her own cassava processing/packaging business venture
Aina Tolulope an undergraduate of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan and a native of Ogun State is the CEO of Tolulope foods processing and packaging company- which is currently into the processing and packaging of Gari and has a brand known as MyGari aside packaging food items as souvenier for events. […]
Aug 13 2016
This month we interview Kolawole Omotola a young entrepreneur from Ekiti state. He is also a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) Alumni, today he has a cassava processing facility where he packages “garri” for consumers within and outside his community. Omotola is one youth who have succeeded with support through business skills training, mentoring, […]
Jun 01 2016
This month we introduce you to Atinuke Lebile a young agro-entrepreneur without a family farming background but has grown for herself a lifestyle in Agriculture that is inspired by passion and hardwork. Atinuke started her agribusiness year 2014, today she has sole income from her 10 acre farm where she plants plantain, cassava, rice and […]
Mar 10 2016
Tolu while growing up loved Agriculture but wasn’t interested in taking up a profession in the sector, she was latter convinced by a close friend to study Medicine to become a medical doctor. After writing JAMB twice to study Medicine (but not offered admission), Tolu decided to take up soil science and land resources management […]
Dec 20 2015
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Aflatoxin Contamination in Nigeria
Aflatoxin contamination is a global problem affecting 4.5 billion people in developing countries. Among the most carcinogenic substances known, aflatoxins are produced by some species of Aspergillus fungi that are most commonly found in grains such as maize and groundnuts. In Nigeria, […]
Jul 03 2015
As part of extension services, which a university is expected to offer in addition to academics and research, the Covenant University (CU), Otta in Ogun state, has established about 1,000 hectares of plantations, cultivating both cash and food crops such as cassava, plantain, oil palm, water melon, cucumber, pawpaw, tomatoes, pepper and vegetable, among others.
May 01 2015
I thought it would be ideal to start the series by first dispelling some myths about investing in the agriculture space. I expect that if you are reading this, you are interested in investing some of your hard earned income or time into agriculture. If you are financially savvy, you would also want to compare […]
Apr 15 2015
The Annual Agriculture/Food exhibition (AGRIKEXPO) would now hold this year on NOVEMBER 5 -7, 2015 at the Prestigious Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. The event which will be going into its 4th edition was originally set for 14 – 16 April, 2015 and has a focus on delivering the highest turnout of stakeholders (Import […]
Sep 24 2014
Three newly improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots have been released by the Nigerian government, stepping up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among women and children in the country. These new varieties were developed jointly by IITA and the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike.
The three […]
Sep 10 2014
Efforts to control weeds in cassava farms received a boost with Nigerian engineers joining forces with experts from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to seek sustainable solutions to tackle the menace.
The team of engineers drawn from members of the academia, IITA, public and private sectors are exploring mechanical weeding options used elsewhere in […]
Aug 11 2014
In an interactive discussion aimed at unraveling bottlenecks to farming, young farmers identified devastations by weeds as the most challenging constraint demoralizing cassava farming and hurting yields.
“Our experience is that even before you complete the first course of weeding, you see another set of grasses coming behind,” Akinyele Bankole, a youth agripreneur with the International […]
Jan 29 2014
This month’s Young Agropreneur (YAP) is Agbonlahor Marymartha. Her compaling story is quite inspiring. One that portrays hard work, consistency and a never give-up spirit. She share with the Agropreneur Naija! team her story
I am Agbonlahor, Ehizogie Marymartha, an indigene of Edo State, Nigeria. I had an early exposure to agricultural activities, crop and […]
Jan 23 2014
Garrison, what is this? I am sure this is the questions on your mind as you read the theme of this blogpost. Well by “Garrison” I refer to Gari made from Cassava and it can indeed make you rich.
Cassava is one of the most popular and widely consumed food crops in Africa. Because it is […]
Jan 02 2014
Farming in Nigeria has taken a dramatic turn to better directions in recent years, creating jobs and opportunities for Entrepreneurs who dare to go into Farming Business. Millionaires are made every year through Farming in Nigeria and there is simply no end to the prospects of creating more wealth in Nigerian Farms in the coming […]
Sep 06 2013
Cassava is a crop that has been discovered to have the highest potential for survival. According to a repository by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) , it is easy to grow under various climatic and agronomic conditions and requires very minimal use of chemicals, making it very profitable to produce.
It can be processed into gari […]
Aug 20 2013
EDITOR’S NOTE- It is important that as young entrepreneurs we learn from older ones and mentors. In this month of July, we kick off with the story of Psaltry International Limited owned by Mrs Oluyemisi Iranloye a biochemist by training but whom has proven to be an agro-preneur. Her farm converts cassava to starch on […]
Aug 08 2013
Women comprise the majority of farmers in many rural African communities, but their farming operations are carried out menially with few or no innovations, so they incur a lot of losses and earn very little. Due to religious and socio-cultural dictates, many of the rural societies where these women live frown on close interaction between […]