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 […]
May 15 2017
Garlic is a plant in the Allium family same as onion. Garlic contains a compound known as allicin, which is responsible for that distinct garlic smell and potent antibiotics properties.
Allicin, when ingested enters the body from the digestive tract and travels all over the body, where it exerts its potent effects. Garlic can be crushed […]
Apr 06 2017
Hydroponics can be used to grow fodder for animals boosting their growth and reducing overheads, and be used to grow vegetables, tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers e.t.c for human consumption.
Hydroponic when used in poultry will reduce cost of feed, as feed is very expensive in the market. The shift to hydroponically grown fodder is an easy […]
Mar 06 2017
I am excited to be part of the writers of this ever-growing blog, Agropreneur Naija,
For the next few months, I’ll be reeling out my wealth of experience of over 20 years in the Livestock industry, coupled with my exposure within the corridors of West and East Africa. From opinions sampled, I will be starting off […]
Aug 07 2016
Agriculture is a very important tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal. Agriculture is considered a catalyst for the overall development of any nation. In sub-Saharan Africa, Agriculture is a very important tool for improving growth, overcoming poverty and improving food security. It is thus a critical sector that drives the economic development and industrialization […]
Apr 18 2016
Looking back, I was the youngest person both in age and experience in the room. The meeting room was filled with senior colleagues and researchers and major stakeholders necessary for the discussions. Some of these individuals I have only met via research papers and read about the work they do on improving animal production in […]
Sep 30 2015
Musa Ibrahim CEO Baruwa Integrated Nig. Enterprise – Is an agricultural engineer by training. His love for agriculture has given him the opportunity to explore all options he can, especially as it relates to agribusiness. He is one of the young agropreneurs who has stood despite the odds and challenge of Nigeria’s agricultural system to […]
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 […]
Jan 08 2015
The involvement of youths in Agriculture and Food security programmes cannot be over emphasized. Youths being the most important target group for human resources development constitute the foundation of sustainable development. For sustainable food production and viable agricultural development, youths need to occupy a very central stage.
In my capacity as a youth, i made a […]
Jul 01 2014
Marymartha Agbonlahor, in this piece shares some insight into a number of key areas to help improve profitability in your poultry business.
Poultry production particularly chicken; is increasing among rural and urban dwellers, young school leavers, graduates and retirees in Nigeria. The comparatively low start up requirement, in terms of capital and space/land, short generation […]
Mar 31 2014
Valentine Adura is a youth with a difference. He has not just stopped putting into practice all the agriculture based knowledge he acquired right from childhood. The CEO of Adura Baba, answers our questions and shares his journey in agriculture so far
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN AGRICULTURE LIKE?
Growing up as a child, I usually helped […]
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 […]
Aug 08 2013
“Agriculture is a very viable enterprise and is interestingly challenging.”- Kolade Ige (YAP,March-2013)
Mr. Kolade Ige
This month, our young agro-preneur of the month goes to Kolade Ige the founder of FARM FEEDS and EQUIPMENT Nigeria. He is into General Poultry farming, aquaculture and livestock feed consultancy. AGROPRENEUR Nigeria team caught up with him and he shares his thoughts with us. Here is his story:
“Agriculture for me has been a great passion i […]