“It is one thing to design a website or an app with a proposition connecting farmers to sponsors; it is another thing to fully and technically understand the agricultural space.
According to him, livestock farming should move from the present traditional system where animals fend for themselves through housing to a technology and business oriented production system.
Oil palm farming is not like rice that you harvest in 3-4 months. It takes an average of four to ten years for some of the early maturing seedlings to start producing bunches for the farmers.
“Cross River is fully prepared to become number one rice producer in Nigeria with the training and equipping of over 1000 farmers with 21st century farming skills in the first phase of the programme.
“As Nigeria’s population explodes and our forests continue to be sacrificed to build cities, the (bush) supply of snails cannot keep up with the soaring demand.
FEMI IBIROGBA, Head, Agro-Economy Desk, writes on how farmers make millions of naira through space, water-efficient and crop-protective technologies of greenhouses.
According to the Quantity Surveyor turned agriculturist, all aspects of agriculture, animal husbandry, vegetable farming, and cash crop farming are all lucrative.
The state Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Dahiru Buba Biri, disclosed this in Gombe during the National Programme on Promotion of Organic Fertiliser Use in Nigeria, organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Founder, EZ-Farming, Dr. Adewale Oparinde said the development was another validation for the work EZ-Farming was doing to revolutionise farming in Africa.
President Buhari flags off his campaign in Kebbi state, acknowledging the resilience of farmers, especially in rice production.
The Chief Executive Officer, TMD Synergy Africa, Mr Victor Nwufoh, said farmers should adopt technology to tackle the problem of odour and flies in livestock farming.
Turkey is a common poultry bird in Nigeria usually farmed at homes.
In 2016, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said Nigeria imported 2.3 million metric tonnes of rice, which is about half the country’s estimated requirement during the review period.
“Plantain farming should be an avenue for the various arms of the government to get Nigerians, especially youths, out of poverty.
“At the moment, Nigeria is the fifth largest plantain-producing country in the world, and such training would further take us higher on the global production ladder.”