Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation

Stanford Muyila, a 32-year-old Malawian has been awarded the Young Scientist Award in Japan during the Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference for successfully creating a low-cost method for increasing the nutritional value of agricultural waste meant to be used as animal feed. Usually, the process of producing animal feed from agricultural wastes requires the residues to undergo… Read More Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation

How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invested in agriculture and encouraged people to go into farming. There has been more focus on crop cultivation and animal farming, and results have started coming in. According to a news report on a study by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison… Read More How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go

In a nation where institutions are too weak to provide important social and economic amenities for citizens, the concept of maximizing or utilising masses of individuals to solve a large problem can be a massive game changer. Many years of bad government policies in Nigeria have made agricultural financing a ‘rocket science’. Most farmers do… Read More FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go

Opportunities for Cattle Ranching Around Lagos and other Cities in Southern Nigeria

Southern Nigeria depends on Northern Nigeria for beef. The cattle industry in the North, mostly developed through the activities of indigenous nomadic and settled herders and cattle dealers as a result of a response to increased market opportunities nationwide, especially in Southern Nigeria. Traditionally cattle herding is not common in the south, due to environment factors that… Read More Opportunities for Cattle Ranching Around Lagos and other Cities in Southern Nigeria

Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

The increasing population of many African countries, the continuous depletion of the soil in African farmlands, food and energy shortage in the continent has necessitated the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies that can solve these problems. Biochar technology can be used to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce… Read More Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa