MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

7 Countries, 19 Students, 3 trainers, and 2 weeks course. Imagine you are in a class where you are the youngest and your course mates cut across seven different countries, backgrounds, origins and different levels of experiences, such as professors, doctors, and actors, who have been practicing even before you were born. This is the … Continue reading MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

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BEFORE YOU GO INTO THE FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE BUSINESS IN NIGERIA

I have keenly observed the consumption pattern of fresh vegetable in Nigeria. Basically, the value chain comprises of both formal and informal. The formal value chain takes the route of the standard stores and supermarkets which have sophisticated technology for packaging, storage and distribution. The informal supply chain is made of local farmers, street vendors and market women with rudimentary packaging and storage and distribution technology. This supply chain is characterized by a high level of unhygienic conditions. Furthermore, as a typical characteristic of an emerging economy, it seems to me that as the income and education level increase, the consumption of more of these 'premium' food products increases. In other words, they seem to be mainly an elitist food, as the people at the bottom of the pyramid (BOPs) seem not to be able to afford the high cost of good quality of these premium products but rather choose to go for cereals and legumes alternatives which are cheaper. What's the implication, from a business perspective?

CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP: INSTITUTE OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT NIGERIA

I am pleased to invite you to the Membership of the Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria in recognition of your accomplishment and status in the agribusiness industry. IAMN is the Number ONE Professional body for agribusiness professionals and entrepreneurs working in the Food and Agricultural Value Chains in Nigeria. The institute provides knowledge, innovation and … Continue reading CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP: INSTITUTE OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT NIGERIA

WE WILL SOON START EXPORTING FOOD FROM MARS

The depletion of natural resources, such as arable lands and water, may not be a threat to food production in the future after all. Currently, a team of researchers from Wageningen Environmental Research are making attempts to grow plants on Mars. The research, which started in 2013, consisting of ecologists and exobiologists, has successfully grown … Continue reading WE WILL SOON START EXPORTING FOOD FROM MARS

How to Make Chicken Feed

Every successful poultry farmer knows that poor quality feeds lead to slow growth in birds, low egg production, diseases or even death. What if you can determine your feed quality by formulating it by yourself? There is nothing as soothing as knowing exactly what your birds are eating? Making your own poultry feed is one … Continue reading How to Make Chicken Feed