Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

458 hectares of rice farmland submerged in Kwara State

458 hectares of rice farmland submerged in Kwara State

FOUR hundred and fifty-eight hectares of farmland under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Scheme have been submerged by water in Kwara State. The farms are situated…

Towards a rabies-free world as unparalleled global initiative gets underway

Towards a rabies-free world as unparalleled global initiative gets underway

A family taking care of their dogs in the Philippines. Dog-transmitted rabies accounts for nearly all human rabies cases. 28 September 2017, Geneva – World Rabies Day marks the…

Utilization of cassava in nonruminant livestock feeds

Utilization of cassava in nonruminant livestock feeds

The cassava tuberous root is primarily a source of carbohydrate and can completely replace maize as an energy source in feeds for pigs and poultry. Its use for this purpose…

Improving Nutritional Quality of Cocoa Pod (Theobroma cacao) through Chemical and Biological Treatments for Ruminant Feeding: In vitro and In vivo Evaluation

Abstract Cocoa pod is among the by-products of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) plantations. The aim of this study was to apply a number of treatments in order to improve nutritional…

Growth performance of pigs on dietary cocoa bean shell meal

Growth performance of pigs on dietary cocoa bean shell meal

Abstract The performance of weaner pigs (n=50; initial live weight 10kg) fed increasing levels (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40%) of cocoa bean shell meal replacing maize was investigated…

Mechanical Engineer (Process Development) at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

Mechanical Engineer (Process Development) at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

Aquada Development Corporation (www.aquada.com) operates a number of food processing operations including an automated rice mill, rice flour production, garri flour process, fish feed production and a variety…

A model where rice and fish are reared in the same fields could be replicated in Mwea

A model where rice and fish are reared in the same fields could be replicated in Mwea

A model where rice and fish are reared in the same fields could be replicated in Mwea, assisting farmers to increase income from their fields. The rice-fish farming is…

How cells recover from the verge of programmed death

A new collaboration between two UC Santa Barbara labs explores the underlying molecular mechanism of a remarkable process called anastasis, a Greek word meaning “rising to life.” Building…

Chemical Engineers (Process Development) at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

Chemical Engineers (Process Development) at Aquada Development Corporation Limited

Aquada Development Corporation (www.aquada.com) operates a number of food processing operations including an automated rice mill, rice flour production, garri flour process, fish feed production and a variety…

What Are Coconuts Good For?

What Are Coconuts Good For?

While the coconut is a mainstay in the diet of nearly one-third of the planet, it’s considered exotic in the Western world. Experts describe the coconut as…