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  • Oladimeji Owolabi Nigeria, Lagos, Lagos

    Business Title: Abraham Dee Farm
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Corn, Poultry, Marketing, Vegetables

    Saad Ibrahim Nigeria, Kwara State, Ilorin

    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Apps, Precision Agriculture, Telemetry

    ISAIAH ADEKANYE Nigeria, Kwara State, Ilorin

    Business Title: MIPATFARMS
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Vegetables, Sustainable Agriculture, Irrigation, Fertility, Soil Health, Crop Protection, Apps, Precision Agriculture

    Chisom Nze Nigeria, Cross River State

    Business Title: Somena
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Vegetables

    Imoh Akah Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State, Uyo

    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Poultry, Swine

  • Oladimeji Owolabi Nigeria, Lagos, Lagos

    Business Title: Abraham Dee Farm
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Corn, Poultry, Marketing, Vegetables

    Saad Ibrahim Nigeria, Kwara State, Ilorin

    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Apps, Precision Agriculture, Telemetry

    ISAIAH ADEKANYE Nigeria, Kwara State, Ilorin

    Business Title: MIPATFARMS
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Vegetables, Sustainable Agriculture, Irrigation, Fertility, Soil Health, Crop Protection, Apps, Precision Agriculture

    Chisom Nze Nigeria, Cross River State

    Business Title: Somena
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Vegetables

    Imoh Akah Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State, Uyo

    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Poultry, Swine

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  • Nigeria's Giant world-class Fertilizer plant to ensure the availability of Cheaper Fertilizer to Farmers

    Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo today in Port Harcourt inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at the cost of $1.5 billion.

    The Plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizers per day or 1.5 MT per annum. The world-scale plant has been built with an investment of USD 1.5 billion, a huge Foreign Direct Investment, funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a Consortium of 15 European and African banks and Financial Institutions.

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in his speech said that for Indorama to invest a whopping $1.5 billion in the state, it shows that the state is safe for investors and their investments. He called on other investors to emulate the footsteps of Indorama.

    Illustration Photo: Technician sprays the field with pre-emergence herbicide after planting cassava stems at Orin Ekiti, Nigeria (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    International job offer: Agricultural Engineer specializing in Precision Farming

    Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Agricultural Engineer specializing in Precision Farming.

    As an agricultural engineer specialized in precision farming, you will work with our multidisciplinary and multicultural team to implement precision farming in our multi-site commercial farms:
    - Commercial cassava plantation
    - Commercial castor oil plantation
    - Commercial sugar cane plantation
    - Commercial jojoba plantation
    - Cattle farm
    - Poultry farm

    The technologies to be implemented in our agricultural value chains (agricultural plantations, processing plants, logistics, etc ...) are:
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - Internet of Things
    - Big Data, analytics and predictive analytics
    - Exploitation of data from agricultural drones

    Your profile
    You have a proven track record of success of at least 3 years on similar jobs.
    In addition to your knowledge of precision farming, you are driven by the culture of results, you are strong and innovative. You are very rigorous, autonomous with a good sense of listening and relationship.

    Illustration Photo: Wheat grower Noah Williams (left) and Garrett Duyck, a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, track data from soil sensors installed on a cover cropped wheat field and a fallowed wheat field. The data will help Williams develop a cover cropping plan that maximizes soil moisture. (credits: NRCS Oregon / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))

    Deadline to apply: 31 Mai 2019

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    International Job Vacancy: Expert in Cassava value chain

    Our client, Deko Holding, is manufacturer and exporter of agri-food products.
    They commissioned Smart International Consulting to recruit an Expert in Cassava value chain for their project in Nigeria

    You will work with our team on the development of a commercial cassava plantation and an integrated cassava processing plant (cassava starch, waste to animal feed, waste to energy).

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Feasibility study
    Design of the agricultural infrastructure
    Design of the commercial cassava plantation
    Design of the cassava processing plant
    Design of the waste to animal feed and waste to energy plant

    Specifications/ Qualifications

    Minimum of 10 years in the cassava value chain.

    Deadline: 31 December 2018

    Work location: Nigeria with some travels to our other project sites in the Southeast Asia.

    Illustration Photo: Aerial releases of natural enemy species of insect pests to cassava field. (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Dec 9, 2016 

    African Economic Conference closes with call for Agriculture to be at the centre of Africa’s development

    AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina gave a keynote speech in which he underscored the fact that agriculture, which contributes over 28% of Africa's GDP, holds the key for accelerated growth, diversification and job creation for African economies and its people.

    "Agriculture provides the basic raw materials needed for industrial development. Food accounts for the highest share of consumer price index and providing cheap food is critical for taming inflation. When inflation is low, interest rates decline and it brings greater private sector investments. A more productive, efficient and competitive agriculture sector is critical for boosting rural economies, where the majority of the population live in Africa," Adesina said. "The future of Africa depends on agriculture."

    Illustration Photo: Tilling fields in Nigeria (Credit: Yosef Hadar / World Bank / Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Oct 28, 2016 

    World Cocoa Foundation and Feed the Future announced 12 Million USD in favor of the cocoa sector in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria

    Nearly 500 representatives of the global chocolate and cocoa sector, including farmers, have gathered in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s leading producer of cocoa, to address critical sustainability issues confronting the crop, which is the main source of income for millions of people across West Africa and in large parts of Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair, centered on the theme “People, Planet, Profit in a Changing World,” is jointly organized by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa regulatory agency, Le Conseil du Café-Cacao.

    Underscoring the urgency of these issues, WCF and the United States Government’s Feed the Future are launching African Cocoa Initiative II. The five-year, $12 million effort will increase production of quality cocoa planting materials and provide financial services to cocoa farmers in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. The program is a joint effort to support the implementation of the World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction strategy for cocoa sustainability and brings together the public and private sector.

    Illustration Photo: Cocoa Seedling in Ghana (Credit: World Cocoa Foundation)
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Nov 1, 2016 

    Competitiveness of Oil Palm Production Systems in Nigeria: A Policy Analysis Matrix Approach

    Author: Abdul-Qadir, M. I, Okoruwa, V. O. and Salman, K. K.

    Publisher: International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology

    Abstract

    There is demand-supply gap in palm oil production in the country, coupled with nonattainment of self-sufficiency in palm oil production in the country. Therefore, this study evaluates the competitiveness of oil palm production systems in Nigeria using policy analysis matrix. Data were collected with multistage sampling procedures through the administration of well-structured questionnaires. The results showed that oil palm production in Nigeria is classified into small, medium and large scale systems and the three systems are competitive in the production of palm oil and palm kernel under existing market prices. The private profits for the three production systems, the large, medium and small scale were N1, 131,350, N 607,443 and N 99,640 respectively, which indicates that the large scale system is more competitive at private levels followed by medium scale system. The social profits for small, medium and large scale systems were N 773, 649, N 1,023,067 and N 1,417,059 respectively, which implies comparative advantage of all the systems confirmed by DRC of 0.3806, 0.3639 and 0.2668 for small, medium and large scale systems respectively. Thus, Nigeria has comparative advantage in palm oil production for export. The net transfer and subsidy ratios were negative, which display poor protectionist policies and overall transfer of resources away from the production systems. In this study, it is concluded that palm oil production in Nigeria is competitive at private and social levels.

    Illustration Photo: Oil Palm (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/F4AYZxW74bMDZZ6Cg/competitiveness-of-oil-palm-production-systems-in-nigeria-a
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Sep 22, 2016 

    Design and Construction of an Indigenous Biogas Plant (in Nigeria)

    Journal Title: American Journal of Engineering Research

    Publisher: American Journal of Engineering Research

    A biogas generating plant which would be affordable and easy to maintain by the local/rural consumers was designed and fabricated with locally available materials. The fabrication was based on the laid down engineering standard and procedures in machine design and fabrication, such as proper design specifications, alignment of parts and strength of materials. Results obtained from the test showed that the plant could generate average volume of 1.58cm 3 of biogas at average pressure of 1.5bar in a day. Results also revealed that the rate of biogas generation increase with increase in time and for eleven (11) days of the plant’s test, the volume of biogas generated increase from 0.0043cm3 to 5.2510cm3 . From the results, it was observable that the more the pressure in the chamber, the more the volume of biogas generated; thus, at 3.6 bars, it produced maximum volume of 5.3cm3 of biogas. Finally, from the bill of engineering measurement and evaluation (BEME), the total cost of production was ?36,320.00 (116 USD) which could be afforded by an average consumer.

    Illustration Photo: Excavations for a biogas digester in Libuyu (Credit: SuSanA Secretariat/Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0)
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Sep 17, 2016 

    Optimization of Bioethanol Production from Nigerian Sugarcane Juice using factorial design

    Authors: Suleiman Bilyaminu, Abdulkareem Saka A., Afolabi Emmanuel A., Musa Umaru, Mohammed Ibrahim A., Eyikanmi Tope A.

    Journal title : Advances in Energy Research

    Publisher : Techno-Press

    The quest to reduce the level of overdependence on fossil fuel product and to provide all required information on proven existing alternatives for renewable energy has resulted into rapid growth of research globally to identify efficient alternative renewable energy sources and the process technologies that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The present study is aimed at production and characterization of bioethanol produced from sugarcane juice using a factorial design investigating the effect of four parameters (reaction temperature, time, concentration of bacteria used and amount of substrate). The optimum bioethanol yield of 19.3% was achieved at a reaction temperature of , time of 72 hours, yeast concentration of 2 g and 300 g concentration of substrate (sugarcane juice). The result of statistical analysis of variance shows that the concentration of yeast had the highest effect of 7.325 and % contribution of 82.72% while the substrate concentration had the lowest effect and % contribution of -0.25 and 0.096% respectively. The bioethanol produced was then characterized for some fuel properties such as flash point, specific gravity, cloud point, pour point, sulphur content, acidity, density and kinematic viscosity. The results of bioethanol characterization conform to American society for testing and materials (ASTM) standard. Hence, sugarcane juice is a good and sustainable feedstock for bioethanol production in Nigeria owing relative abundance, cheap source of supply and available land for large scale production.

    Illustration Photo: Sugar Cane Juice (Credit: Khalid Mahmood/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Aug 8, 2016 

    AfDB makes USD 9 million Equity Investment in Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria

    The African Development Bank has approved a USD 9 million equity investment (approximately 12% of the fund’s capitalisation) in the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) to provide expansion capital to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    FAFIN is a first-generation private equity fund that provides financial, capacity-building and technical assistance to commercially viable SMEs in the Nigerian agribusiness sector, through a unique value chain-centric approach, and using a combination of equity, quasi-equity and convertible loan instruments. FAFIN implements its strategy and constructs its portfolio through a bifocal lens consisting of the twin objectives of competitive financial returns and measurable positive social impact.

    The Fund is jointly sponsored by the German KfW Development Bank and the Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). The Fund Manager is Sahel Capital (Mauritius) Limited, a fund management firm incorporated in Mauritius in 2013.

    The project is expected to deliver strong development outcomes from (i) household benefits and employment through the creation of a large number of jobs and the provision of certain agricultural products; (ii) positive gender and social effects through the implementation of out-grower schemes and supporting rural development; and (iii) private sector development through alleviation of financial constraints faced by agribusinesses and enhancing agricultural value chains.

    Illustration Photo: Farmer taking care of cowpea plants in a field in northern Nigeria (Credit: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-NC 2.0)
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Jul 11, 2016 

    Exploring the potential of Cassava in promoting Agricultural growth in Nigeria

    Authors: Sanzidur Rahman, Brodrick O. Awerije

    Cassava is one of the major food crops in Nigeria, with multiple uses from human consumption to industrial applications. This study explores the potential of cassava in Nigerian agriculture based on a review of cassava development policies; performs a trend analysis of the cultivation area, production, productivity, and real price of cassava and other competing crops for the period 1961–2013; identifies the sources of growth in production; and examines the production constraints at the local level based on a survey of 315 farmers/processors and 105 marketers from Delta State. The results revealed that several policies and programmes were implemented to develop the cassava sector with mixed outcomes. Although cassava productivity grew at 1.5% per annum (p.a.) during the post-structural adjustment programme period (1993–2013), its real price declined at a rate of 3.5% p.a. The effect of yield is the main source of growth in production, contributing 76.4% of the total growth followed by the area effect (28.2%). The cassava sector is constrained by inadequate market infrastructure, processing facilities, and lack of information and unstable prices at the local level. The widespread diffusion of improved tropical manioc selection technologies and investments in market and marketing infrastructure, processing technologies, irrigation/water provision and information dissemination are recommended to enhance the potential of the cassava sector to support agricultural growth in Nigeria.
    https://adalidda.net/posts/STvR7X8Mqjb4TgFRx/exploring-the-potential-of-cassava-in-promoting-agricultural
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