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A Study Of The Cowpea Value Chain In Kano State, Nigeria, From A Pro Poor And Gender PerspectiveThe cowpea value chain in Kano State is similar to that throughout most of West and Central Africa; it includes many actors—of which the most important are cowpea producers, farm workers (including family labor), grain merchants, grain retailers, proDocument
Advance Beekeeping Manual Colonizing hives is one of the biggest problems that face African beekeepers. This is because colonization is normally done by natural means. This means the bees have to find the beekeeper’s hive more attractive than any of the natural alternatives. Document
Alternative Feed Ingredients Swine DietsWhile corn and soybean meal have been industry standards for supplying energy and protein, there are many suitable alternatives that meet nutritional requirements while reducing the cost of the ration. Document
Aquaculture Buyers’ Guide For NigeriaAquaculture Buyers’ Guide for Nigeria USAID MARKETS Project (Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites) October 2010 Compiled by James W. Miller1 and Solomon Aleem2 Contract No. 620-C-00-05-00077-00 Submitted to USADocument
Aquaculture Fact SheetObjectives,Challenges And Achievements of Aquaculture in NigeriaDocument
Aquaculture MarketsNigeria needs to increase domestic fish supply by at least 700,000 metric tons per year to eliminate dependence of fish importation and meet the domestic demand. The aquaculture sub-sector in Nigeria is mobilizing and re-orientating towards meeting Document
Beekeeping Training ManualBees are social insects since they live in colonies and work for the survival of the entire colony. This group work is achieved since each member has a specific job to do. Their sex and future job is defined while still in the brood. This is partly cDocument
Cassava At A Glance—The Markets Perspective Nigeria produces more than 45 million metric tons (MT) of cassava, thus emerging as the world's largest producer. In spite of this volume the full yield potential has not been realized since smallholder production rarely exceeds 11 MT per hectare. DeDocument
Challenges And Opportunities For Improving IrrigatBy M. Kebbeh, S. Haefele and S. O. Fagade1 September 2003 Document
Concept Note On Sesame Enterprise And Value Chain Management For Sustainable Agribusiness Development In NigeriaSmallholder farmers in Nigeria are accustomed to producing low-value basic food staples for subsistence. However, faced with the increasing need to generate cash income to fulfil basic requirements and improve their livelihoods, the need to incorporaDocument
Constraints To Fertilizer Use In Nigeria: Perspective And Insights From The Agricultural Extension Service The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) recognizes that the nation’s food security can be improved mainly through increasing agricultural productivity, and has instituted various interventions aimed at precipitating widespread adaptation of intensiveDocument
Cowpea Markets And Challenges Nigeria is the highest producer of cowpea worldwide - estimated to be over 2.3 million metric tons per annum - yields remain very low compared to world average. A number of high yielding and more nutritious varieties of cowpea have been developed byDocument
Credit MarketsMARKETS Credit Group is strategically working and identifying credit requirements at each stage of the value chain assist clients in developing bankable proposals, and linking them to sources of finance. Document
Credit-Fact SheetObjectives, Challenges, Opportunities And Achievements of Agricultural Finance in NigeriaDocument
Dairy MarketsLivestock plays a significant role in Nigeria’s agriculture, contributing about 12.7% of the agricultural GDP (CBN 1999). This contribution is mainly in terms of providing meat. Market is working with targeted integrated dairy farms to identify and mDocument
Dairy-Fact SheetObjectives, Challenges And Achievements till dateDocument
Demand Characteristics For Rice, Cowpea And Maize Seeds In Nigeria- Policy Implications And Knowledge GapsDemand patterns for improved seed vary significantly among individual farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa because of the different capacity of farmers to overcome various constraints. Understanding these differences is crucial for speeding up the adoption Document
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Garlic And Onion May Boost Mineral AbsorptionCompounds in both garlic and onion may increase the bio-accessibility of iron and zinc from cereals seven-fold, according to new data from India.Document
Guide To Certified Seeds Production In Borno StateThere are three types of seeds; breeders’ seeds, foundation seeds, and certified seeds. Seed production starts with the breeder in a Research Institute or University. The seeds that breeders produce are referred to as breeders’ seeds. These are givenDocument
Honey Bee E-BookThree different kinds of honey bees live inside a bee hive. The hive cannot survive unless it has all three. Each of the honey bees, the Queen, the Worker, and the Drone all have their distinctive job to do.Document
Honey Processing Many species of bees collect nectar which they convert in to honey and store as a food source. However, only bees which live together in large colonies store appreciable quantities of honey. Document
How To Keep Bees And Honey ProcessingBeehives should be placed near a source of water (river, stream, lake, dam or naturalor man-made ponds) and in an area with adequate vegetation, such as coffee, sunflower,moringa, mangoes, oranges, bananas and other flowering plants. Document
Imported Rice Retailing And Purchasing In NigeriaA Survey By Frederic Lançon, Olaf Erenstein, S.O. Akande, S.O. Titilola, G. Akpokodje and O.O. Ogundele September 2003Document
Market InputsThe Nigerian farmer currently applies 10kg/ha of inorganic fertilizer per annum as against farmers in Asia and Latin America who apply 200 to 400 kg/ha. The same situation holds true for seeds and crop protection products (CPPs). While there are difDocument
Mdgs Project ReportInvesting In Development, A Practical Plan to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)Document
New Cmd-Resistant Cassava Varieties Released In NiA severe form of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), started in Uganda in the mid- 1990s, and spread to neighboring countries and beyond. The severe CMD is caused by a highly virulent Ugandan strain of East African cassava mosaic virus (EACMV-Ug2), an iDocument
Nigeria Agro-Dealer Support In 2008, IFDC proposed a project to AGRA that would help address a major constraint to agricultural development in Nigeria – most farmers’ insufficient use of agro-inputs and modern agricultural practices that are necessary for increased productivityDocument
Nigeria’S Rice Economy: State Of The ArtBy Godwin Akpokodje, Frederic Lançon and Olaf Erenstein November 2001Document
Nigerian Feeds And Feeding StuffsNutrient requirements deal with the adequacy of the feed to the needs of the farm animals. Adequate nutrition seems to be the most important environmental factor that influences the ability of the animal to attain their genetic potential for growth, Document
Nigerian Fish FarmingReducing Imports and Increasing Food SecurityDocument
Nutrient Rationalization In Nigerian Compound Fertilizers (Npk) With Special Focus On Phosphorus And Potassium UtilizationRecommendations for fertilizer applications for the three macro-nutrients N, P, and K (NPK) in Nigeria have remained “generic” over the years. Although, this practice has been condemned and discredited as inadequate, efforts to change it have not beeDocument
Principles Fish NutritionProteins, carbohydrates and lipids are distinct nutrient.Groups that the body metabolizes to produce the Energy it needs for numerous physiological Processes and physical activities. There is considerable variation in the ability of fish species to uDocument
Processing Of GrainsFlowchart detailling the processing of grainsDocument
Replacement Of Fish Meal As A Protein SourceReplacement of ?sh meal (FM) as a protein source with alternative sources of protein in aquaculture diets has been widely explored in aquaculture. The goal of replacement of FM in production diets is to maintain growth, lower production costs, and inDocument
Rice - Sector_Revitalisation_In_NigeriaOperationalizing the strategic framework for rice sector revitalization in NigeriaDocument
Rice At A Glance—The Markets PerspectiveNigeria consumes 5.4 million MT of rice annually worth N600 billion, of which 1.6 million MTs are imported. Nigeria is the largest net importer of rice in Africa and the second largest importer in the world. Nigeria's arable land and agro-climatic coDocument
Rice Bran In Swine NationAlthough rice bran is widely used as a livestock feed in tropical regions, its full feeding value is often not realized because of deterioration during storage and incorrect ration formulation. Document
Rice Processing In NigeriaA survey By Frederic Lançon, Olaf Erenstein, S.O. Akande, S.O. Titilola, G. Akpokodje and O.O. OgundeleDocument
Sesame Subsector OverviewOverview of the Nigerian Sesame IndustryDocument
Small Scale Fresh Water Fish FarmingFish farming can be combined with agriculture, animal husbandry and irrigation practices, which can lead to better utilization of local resources and ultimately to higher production and net profits.Document
Sorghum - Pop_English_July_2009Package Of Practices Practices For Sorghum ProductionDocument
Sorghum At A Glance—The Markets PerspectiveNigeria is the second largest producer of sorghum, with the majority of domestic production used for household consumption and fodder. Elsewhere in the world, sorghum is a cash crop processed into food, beverages, commercial animal feed, and ethanol.Document
Sorghum Compounds May Lower CholesterolGrain sorghum compounds could be used as food ingredients or dietary supplements to manage cholesterol levels, say US researchers. Document
Transaction Cost And Investment In Irrigation Pumps: Evidence From Nigeria Small-scale private irrigation schemes (SPRI) have been the major driving force behind the expansion of irrigated areas in Nigeria, despite government efforts to promote large scale public irrigation schemes. SPRI allows adjustment of irrigation scheDocument
West African Sorghum Extract Shows AntiinflammatorWest African sorghum extract shows antiinflammatory and immune health benefits By Stephen DANIELLS, 17-Jan-2013 Related topics: Antioxidants, carotenoids, Phytochemicals, plant extracts, Cosmeceuticals, Cardiovascular health, Immune system, Skin Document
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