How to start snail rearing business
Snail farming is considered to be one of the sustainable agribusinesses in Nigeria.
Expert says snail farming very profitable
“Snail also has a great market all over the country and in the West African sub-region."
AFBD to launch projects on agribusiness in eight African countries
The fund is supported by the governments of the USA (through USAID), Denmark (through DANIDA) and Sweden (through SIDA).
Personalised banking relationships are essential for farmers
‘Animal health and hygiene are paramount. You have to be so careful with every procedure, and I’m really proud to say that South African milk is up there with the best in the world.’
Lawmaker Advises Youths To Harness Agric Potentials
"The youth are always eager to make fast money. They do not appreciate agriculture. They should understand that there is money in agriculture"
More rain needed to break Western Cape drought
In spite of good rains over the past week and Day Zero being averted in the Cape metropole, Western Cape farmers still need a lot of rain for the drought to be broken.
Profiting from indigenous livestock
John Schenk and Fiona Lees are focused on the timber industry near Hogsback, but started a part-time agricultural venture near Elliot in 2004. Despite committing to Nguni cattle, their willingness to experiment on their farm has ensured a broader scope of...
Nigeria’s agric export rises 24% in 3 months – Agricultural Business Information
The value of the country’s agricultural export increased by N14.6 billion or 24 per cent from N56.1 billion in q1 20117 to N73.7 billion in q1 2018 on a year on year basis, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows.
When To Plant Sunflower For Optimal Yield
Sunflower’s consistent yield and drought-tolerance make it an attractive crop for SA’s dryland regions. It also has a relatively long planting window. Nonetheless, care should be taken to plant at the optimal time, cautions Dr Safiah Ma’Ali.
FAO/NFTEC/SYSU Intensive 7-day course on Tilapia Lake Virus successfully completed in Guangzhou
Tilapia producing countries are encouraged to assess risks, undertake surveillance to determine national TiLV health status, investigate unexplained tilapia mortalities and introduce risk management measures where deemed necessary.
Proposed law sets stage for major reforms in tea industry
A new bill aimed at reforming the tea sector and giving farmers more say in decision making, among other radical reforms, is set to be tabled in Parliament. Read here.
Tomato factory showcase for Nigeria’s farming problems – Agricultural Business Information
Experts and farmers say, after decades of corruption holding back road and electricity projects and an obsession with producing oil, it will take time to improve the tomato output.
New potato packaging rules to protect farmers
The Agriculture Food Authority (AFA) has proposed new potato packaging rules in a bid to end the exploitation of farmers by brokers and middlemen.
Tanzania lifts ban on meat product imports from SA
The Tanzanian Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has announced that it was lifting the ban on meat and meat products imported from South Africa.
Food prices soar as herdsmen killings hamper farming
Farmers across the country have expressed fears that the rising costs of food items in the various markets will worsen this year...