Tag: Nigeria

Going Pro….

I’ve been away for a while trying to get trained up and build my knowledge on agriculture. I’ll have to do a separate post on my training. Anyway let’s get down to business, like literally 🙂 So I have been doing a lot of talking about the potential of agriculture and the business opportunities that […]

Feeding Africa through Agricultural Innovation

One third of humanity is fed through an estimated 500 million smallholder farms with less than two hectares of land. In Asia and sub-Saharan Africa the dependence is even higher, where small farms produce about 80% of the food consumed. These holdings are typically managed by families with limited technical and mechanical support and with […]

CADP Media Interactive Session and Products Showcase

Click on pictures to enlarge Mrs Lawal (Head of Communications), Mr Ogunyinka (State Project Coordinator) and your truly 🙂 The staff at the Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) stepped away from their desks last Wednesday, September 18th, to host and take part in the Media Interactive Session/Product showcase. This was a well attended event with […]

YouWin – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria

Update – Deadline has been moved to the 31st of January…3rd change… YouWin opened on the 25th of November and will be closing on the 27th of December. All the best. YouWiN – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria – is an innovative business plan competition, by the federal government of Nigeria, aimed at job […]

Cassava Bread Fund

FG of Nigeria Fine-tunes Cassava Bread Fund to Check Wheat Importation Advanced stages have been reached in the preparation of the cassava bread fund, which is expected to reduce the nation’s dependence on the importation of wheat for the making of bread and other confectionaries Nigeria currently spends about ₦635 billion annually on wheat importation. […]

Ofada Rice Harvest!

It’s harvest time :-). Ofada is a generic name used to describe all rice produced and processed in the rice producing clusters of south-west Nigeria. The short grain robust rice, believed to be OS6 and ITA 150 varieties, is named after Ofada, a small rural community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. […]

New Leadership Initiative

The Nigeria Leadership Initiative has commenced applications for new associates. This is open to young Nigerian leaders from within Nigeria and the Diaspora. If you believe you have what it takes to join our growing global network of credible Nigerian leaders. Future Leaders Seminar Nominations for the October 2013 Nigeria Leadership Initiative’s Future Leaders has […]

Pig Production – Class Notes 2

Types of Pig businesses Pure-bred operations:– This involves the raising of pure bred swine, whose entire lineage traces back to the foundation stock. It is a highly specialised production type that is guided and controlled by the pure breed association. However the cost of operation is high and it involves a high level of management […]

Farm Mechanization in Nigeria by Gafar Lawal

 Meet Garfar Lawal a colleague and friend of mine. During one of our many conversations in the office he was kind enough to volunteer to do a write-up on Farm Mechanization in Nigeria.  Gafar graduated with a degree in Agriculture Engineering and since graduation has worked in the Agric sector. He is also an active […]

Doing Business in Africa!

Ok so while doing my daily research I stumbled across this on the SILICON AFRICA blog and I totally had to share…please share your thoughts… The continent still is a risky place to do business, but the rewards of success are instant and a lot. Here are the top 7 tips for success I’ve garnered through […]

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