Heirs and Heralds Agribusiness Training

Do you work in the agricultural industry and want to develop your career or want to start your own farm or agribusiness? Register for our 3-6 months intensive training with internship in model farms, On-farm training and hands on practical experience. At Heirs and...

Smallholders Farmers Market Engagement

“When farmers start to explore the market by themselves, they have at least five instances of ‘Wow’ -experiences, which change their way of thinking (Farmers Market School pilot project evaluation report, Zimbabwe.) Smallholder farmers’ growing engagement...

Challenging Issues of Export Market

Most of the challenging issues of export market start at the production stage where farmers fail to meet the standards required in the international market. The challenging issues are but not limited to: Minimum Residual Level (MRL) of chemicals: Unsafe and Improper...

BUSINESS LESSONS OF TURTLES

A new business is a lot like a baby turtle. Turtles usually return to the same island they have nested before, year after year. However, with numbers dwindling and other beaches becoming over crowded, they change track. When an entrepreneur realizes the way things are...

BIOSECURITY IN POULTRY

“Biosecurity” is derived from “Biological Security”. It simply means “what do we have to do to keep diseases from entering a poultry farm”. In commercial poultry farms, the risk of disease outbreaks is high and can result in significant economic loss for the farmer. A...

POULTRY DISEASES, PREVENTION AND CONTROL

As we are approach the rainy season in Nigeria, let us have a look at the diseases that can hit poultry. Diseases can be defined as any abnormality in the functions and in tissues of the animal body. It results in ill health and hinders the animal in giving its...

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Hay is fodder conserved by drying to reduce the water content so that it can be stored without rotting or becoming moldy (reducing moisture content stops microbial growth). The moisture content should be reduced to about 15%. The grasses that are very suitable for hay...
FARMERS CHALLENGE AND ITS SOLUTION (1)

FARMERS CHALLENGE AND ITS SOLUTION (1)

Have you have ever wondered why smallholder farmers especially the ones in rural areas (mostly crop farmers) seem to be the most challenged people on planet earth? Do you remember when we were young and if they wanted to insult you they’d be like “you’ll grow up to...
NO FOOD WASTE (2)

NO FOOD WASTE (2)

According to United Nation’s FAO study, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted and never makes it to a human stomach. The total amount estimated at 1.3 billion metric tons, that’s a huge number, every year globally. In low...
NO FOOD WASTE

NO FOOD WASTE

Did you know at least one third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted each year? That is over 1.3 billion tonnes of food – worth around US$1 trillion. It could feed the estimated 870 million people who are going hungryeach day. Instead, edible food...