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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Agriculture is Nigeria’s biggest employer of labour – World Bank.

Agriculture is Nigeria’s biggest employer of labour – World Bank.A General Household Survey of the World Bank, shows that the agriculture sector is the largest employer of labour and income-generating activity in Nigeria. The study, which contains information on household socioeconomic in the country, was launched by the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics ,Agriculture is Nigeria’s biggest employer of labour – World Bank.

Agriculture, entrepreneurship’ll create jobs in Africa, says Elumelu

Agriculture, entrepreneurship’ll create jobs in Africa, says Elumelu. The Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has called on African leaders and development institutions to help address the deepening job and employment crisis bedevilling the continent by lending support and paying more attention to the agricultural sector, creating access to electricity and developing entrepreneurship. Elumelu, who said this while speaking on the theme: ‘How do we create 10 million jobs by 2020?’ at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Rwanda recently, opined that access to electricity and increased focus in the agricultural sector would enhance entrepreneurship and tackle the challenge of unemployment through the creation of more jobs in the continent. Agriculture, entrepreneurship’ll create jobs in Africa, says Elumelu

Oyo youths to get monthly stipend under agric scheme.

Oyo youths to get monthly stipend under agric scheme. Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has unveiled a new agriculture scheme under which participants, mostly youths, will earn N10, 000 monthly. Tagged, ‘Oyo State Agricultural Revolution Programme’, the governor described the initiative as a major employment drive to commence by April with training for the beneficiaries in the Awe Farm Settlement.Oyo youths to get monthly stipend under agric scheme.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Focus on agriculture to avert famine, says Oyedepo

Focus on agriculture to avert famine, says Oyedepo. The Chancellor, Landmark University, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that agrarian revolution will avert the impending famine in the country next year as warned by the Federal Government. He urged universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to lead the agrarian revolution in order to address food insecurity, national economic recession, lack of industrialisation and the high unemployment rate. Focus on agriculture to avert famine, says Oyedepo

Nigeria can’t make it without agriculture – Obasanjo.

Nigeria can’t make it without agriculture – Obasanjo .A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said Nigeria cannot make it until the nation takes agriculture and its value chains seriously. He said this on Thursday at the Youth Enterprises Summit organised by the Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former President said agriculture had the capacity to develop entrepreneurs and create millions of employment for Nigerian youths. more Agriculture through the lens of former president Obasanjo

How to reduce post-harvest losses in the tomato value chain.

How to reduce post-harvest losses in the tomato value chain. This is a crucial point to tackle if profit in tomato business is to be experienced. Value addition is a method of reducing losses, harvested tomatoes can be processed immediately ,see Tomatoes can also be preserved by extending the shelf-life especially when transporting from rural region to urban and the journey is for days or months. There is a new innovative method to stop tomato losses by using ash. Tomatoes can be stored in ash for up to 5 months without spoiling and there is no side effect of storing in ash thus its safe. The use of ash is safe,economical and increases profit margin. When tomatoes are harvested,they can be stored in crates with ash and then transported any where or can be stored for months before selling. This method not only prevent losses but also creates a niche market for farmers that can produce tomatoes ahead of peak periods and sell for additional income. This method of keeping tomatoes in the ash for a period of five to six months, then sell them in December, January, or February when the price has risen—since tomatoes are rare and become expensive during this period. see

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

28 September is World Rabies Day.

28 September is World Rabies Day. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine. Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention. (WHO) What to do when bitten by a dog, see

You and the Law: Veterinarians have no obligation to provide free care.

You and the Law: Veterinarians have no obligation to provide free care.Everett Washington high school senior “Shelly” has a real issue with veterinarians. Her email and tone of voice during our telephone chat Sept. 15 revealed a young lady furious with the vets who refused to provide free emergency treatment to her family’s Chihuahua. more

Investing in use of data key to growth in agriculture in Kenya.

Investing in use of data key to growth in agriculture in Kenya. The Data Revolution requires the development of a vibrant ecosystem that actively engages in closing data gaps as well as building capacity of national statistical offices and other data producers including academia and private sector. The benefits of accurate, timely and accessible data in agriculture and other sectors of the economy are expected to be catalytic and significant.African governments now more than ever require accurate, timely and accessible data to make informed decisions and better respond to their citizens’ development needs. However, majority of them are facing immense challenges in generating, aggregating and analysing data in general regardless of the economic sectors. In many occasions it has often resulted in slow decision-making, poor co-ordination and inefficient resource allocation. One of the main challenges is the limited capacity of national statistics offices and other primary data producers, especially in rural and peri-urban locations. Data more

Dangote Group to invest $4.6 billion in agriculture.

Dangote Group to invest $4.6 billion in agriculture. The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that the company would invest $4.6 billion in nation’s agricultural sector in the next five years. He listed sugar, rice, tomatoes and oil palm as some of the agricultural sectors where the monies would be invested. Mr. Dangote said this at the 6th edition of the 2017 AgrikExpo and NABG Conference in Abuja on Monday while appealing to government at all levels to rehabilitate and construct feeder roads to facilitate movement of farm produce to markets. more

How to work less ,travel more and make money #virtual #coach.

How to work less,travel more and make money .Have you ever wondered how you could earn more and work less? What if you could spend just 2-4 hours a day helping people from all over the world (and get paid to do it)? Imagine being able to work your own hours, on your own terms… and being your own boss without having anyone to report to..and you can easily create this life for yourself. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have already done it. And it all starts on the internet. Eben Pagan is one of those people who has already built several million-dollar businesses online. He has a PROVEN system that he uses to do this, and right now, he’s opening up a new class to teach exactly how to do the same .Eben can help you launch a successful business in the Virtual Coaching space. How to work less , travel more and make money #virtual #coach .As a Virtual Coach, you are looking at working fewer hours with a high hourly rate. more

New rabies treatment noninferior to standard PEP.

New rabies treatment noninferior to standard PEP.A new human rabies antibody was noninferior to a currently administered immunoglobulin product for post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, researchers said. In fact, the geometric mean concentration (GMC) of rabies antibodies (RVNA) in patients who were given the new antibody (SII RMAb) — which was developed by recombinant DNA technology — was more than four times that of those receiving human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG), they wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “This pivotal study demonstrated that a PEP regimen of SII RMAb and rabies vaccine produced RVNA activity on day 14 that was noninferior to that of HRIG more