SMA Institute for Agrarian Studies — Small Research Grants

The SMAIAS is an Independent Research Organisation established in 2002 which seeks to influence land and natural resources policies in Africa through multi-disciplinary social...

John Z. Duling Grant Program 2018

The John Z. Duling Grant Program offers funding up to US$25 thousand during 1-3 years to support exploratory work in the early stages of...

Nigeria’s agric export rises 24% in 3 months

Nigeria has seen its 2018 first quarter agricultural export risen by 24 percent as the country explore opportunities to earn substantial dollars through the...

Do you need Sesame? Farmers in Nigeria are seeking large-scale buyers

With over 4,000 sesame farmers, Sokoto state in Nigeria produces large quantities of sesame seeds, enough for local consumption and export, Chairman of the...


Termites and grazers: a complex, subtle relationship

In 2016, MSc ecology student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, James Hagan, and his supervisor, Dr Michael Cramer, arrived at the Grootfontein...

Growing a barley crop with just machines

Growing a crop without a single person entering the field sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but one researcher has proved...

Recruitment: PhD on Animal Nutrition at ETH Zurich

The group of Animal Nutrition at ETH Zurich, Prof. Michael Kreuzer, is looking for doctoral students for a number of projects on topics such...

ICRISAT Jobs: Technology/Instrumentation Specialist (India)

ICRISAT seeks applications for a Technology/Instrumentation Specialist. Position to be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Hyderabad India. ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for...




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Making Fortune From Okra Farm

Okra is a very popular and nutritious vegetable farmed and consumed by many people across the country, but some Nigerian farmers hardly see okra...

How to Plant Guava Tree

How to Grow Guavas The guava is a shrub or small tree which grows 2 to 8 m tall. When cultivated it is usually pruned...

Kerala gets an official fruit – jackfruit

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the state animal, bird, flower and fish, the jackfruit was today declared as Kerala's official fruit.An official announcement on giving the largest...

Check Out The New Technique Developed by a Farmers To Preserve Tomatoes

Vital Nduwimana hated how many tomatoes he lost every season. For years, his tomatoes started rotting just three or four days after harvest. He...

Diabetes: Cassava Flour and Wheat Flour

In recent times there have been claims and counter claims on the health effect or rather consequences of replacing wheat flour with cassava flour...

Useful Tips for transplanting vegetables

According to Mother earth living, an online agri-solutions platform, transplants need to be moved into moist and well prepared soil which allows them to...


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Warning to small-stock farmers: cold front on the way!

A cold front expected to make landfall in the Western Cape this week has been...

Mattresses help dairy cows produce more milk

Mattresses in dairy farming: types of farmersThere is a group of farmers who take dairy...

How to handle dairy cow’s most costly disease

Mastitis is the costliest disease in dairy production because it strikes where it pays most...

The best ventilation for group-housed sows on straw

Pig management expert John Gadd has more often written about airbags – simple solutions to...

How to deal with bitterness for pigs

Bitter tasting ingredients can lead to pigs having a lower feed acceptability. These components could...