Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria

Agriculture in Nigeria has been facing two major challenges over the years, which are; enhancing food production and promoting a sustainable environment. Therefore, for...

Annual or Daily labour: The cost implications and making the right decision

In the last article, “Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria”, I promised to enlighten the general public, particularly farmers in Nigeria or investors who...

Oil Palm Farming or Processing: Which one has the greatest value?

Today, I will like to share with us some interesting questions. These questions were directed to me by a potential oil palm farmer (An...

Harvesting and fermentation of cocoa

The formation and development of the pods take on average 5 to 6 months when the green pods turn yellow and red pods turn...

Cocoa intercropping and Shade Plants

Cocoa intercropping appears simple and easy because of the term “intercrop”. However, there are many factors to consider before choosing or when choosing a...

Maintenance of cocoa farms

The maintenance of a cocoa farm is an all-year programme embracing various operations at different periods of the year. If maintenance is correctly and...

How to set up a Cocoa Plantation/Farm

In my previous article, I introduced the basic information you need to know about the agronomy of cocoa and its establishment, but in this...

Varieties of Oil Palm

There are three major varieties of oil palm: dura, pisifera, and tenera. The dura palms have kernels with a thick shell, while the pisifera palms...

Guide on Oil Palm processing

The processing of palm oil involves the following steps; reception of fresh fruit bunches from the plantations, sterilizing and threshing of bunches to free...

Guide on how to establish a Watermelon farm

This article is to provide the full guide on how to profitably invest in watermelon. The article was put together using the field and...

Starting Edible Mushroom business in Nigeria

Mushrooms belong to the phylum basidiomycetes. It is known for its antioxidant effect and its ability to help obese patients lose weight. The cultivation...

Information on how to grow UGU (Fluted pumpkin) vegetable in Nigeria

Today, small scale farming is becoming more and more popular. A lot of Nigerians are willing to grow their own food in order to...

Oil palm seedling and nursery management

Oil palm is a gross feeder plant that requires more nutrients than other average plants. It requires an annual rainfall of 2000mm. Optimum yield...

Rural Livelihood in Nigeria

Have you ever been to a Nigerian village or let me say a staunch farm settlement? It is interesting to see and experience farmers’...

Types of rural Livelihood in Nigeria

The major occupation of those residing in Nigerian rural communities is farming. However, there are other types of farmers who don’t reside in the...

Why It Is Difficult For Nigerian Smallholder Farmers to Access Loans

Lack of Awareness Several factors determine access to agricultural loans. There is no doubt that information is vital in every aspect of human endeavor. The...

Establishing a Cocoa plantation in Nigeria

I’m motivated to write this article based on my experience and feedback from investors who ventured into cocoa production over the last 5 years....

Maximizing Oil palm Yield with less Fertilizer

Oil palm is a gross feeder crop that demands a balance of micro and macronutrients for plant growth for a newly planted crop. After...
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Fertilizer Management in Oil palm

We have always been telling our clients that 70 percent of oil palm production cost goes to fertilizer application but if the reverse is...

BUSINESS PLAN / FEASIBILITY REPORT for your proposed Agribusiness

There is a common saying that, "if you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail". The importance of a Business Plan or a...