POTATOES AS A VEGETABLE

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) ranks the sweet potato as the No. 1 most nutritional vegetable and rated it significantly higher in nutrients than the Idaho potato, spinach, or broccoli. The sweet potato or sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous…

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Food Security

  Given meaning that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life. The availability of food irrespective of class, gender or region is another one. Food security is defined as the availability at…

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Sustainable food and agriculture in Nigeria

  Food and agriculture production systems are facing unprecedented challenges from an increasing demand for food for a growing population, rising hunger and malnutrition, adverse climate change effects, over exploitation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and food loss and waste. These challenges can undermine the capacity to meet its food needs now and in…

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Nigeria Farming Syste

Farming System

                                Farming System- Scope, Types, Importance   An important part of our responsibilities to partners & potential partners is to continue to educate you on the the versatility of Agriculture and why it is of importance.   Farming system is an integrated set of activities that farmers perform in their farms under their resources and circumstances…

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Chicken Facts

  I think one of the unanswered questions I had from childhood would be either ‘why did the chicken cross the road?’ Or “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?’. The morning call you hear on the farm every morning is actually the rooster crowing “cock-a-doodle-doo”. The female is called a hen and she…

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Snail

    No doubt, Some of us who go into restaurants and tell the waitress ‘I want pounded yam with vegetable soup that has plenty assorted snail’. Yep I see you. Well today we are looking into snails. The animals remarkable for their impeccable speed WINK. Snail is a common name for gastropod molluscs that…

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Carrot in Nigeria

  Nigeria, West Africa is well blessed with varieties of food crops and carrots are no exception, carrot is largely cultivated in the Northern Nigeria. Major producing states are Plateau, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Jos. This crunchy delight is made up of 88% water, 4.7% sugar, 2.8% dietary fiber, 1% ash, 0.9% protein and 0.2% fat.…

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Economic importance of rubber

The Importance of Rubber

  Did you know? Wrapping sliced fruits with rubber prevent brown coloration….. I bet you don’t know this.   We are going to be diving into the world of elasticity and no way better than to use the the importance of “Rubber”. When people talk about “rubber”, they don’t usually specify what kind. There are…

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How to Keep a Healthy Pig

  Pigs Feed Pigs are omnivores. This means they eat all kinds of things. To produce a well-balanced diet, a range of other ingredients should be included e.g (vegetables, fruit,meat meal, fishmeal, soybean meal, blood meal, tallow, minerals, vitamins, salt, limestone and vegetables). Farmers have to know a lot about pigs to make a healthy…

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Onions Facts

  Sometime ago, few friends came visiting on a Saturday evening, so we decided to hang out to cool off after a stressful week. As we discussed all along, a friend said “Apparently raw, cut onions absorbs bacteria, so should never slice an onion and eat it later because it’s chock full of bacteria that…

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Health Benefits of Mangoes

  Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for their edible fruit. Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. … While the skin color of mangoes can vary from green to red, yellow, or orange, the…

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oil palm fruits

Oil Palm Processing Business

  In our last topic, we discussed in details Agricultural Investment Opportunities in Nigeria, as agriculture has come to stay because it matters to the future of development, it is more effective than other sectors in reducing poverty and most importantly to improve the livelihood of a booming population.  The business Opportunities in Agriculture is…

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