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Christmas: Prices of tomatoes, pepper by 45% in Lagos

Christmas: Prices of tomatoes, pepper by 45% in Lagos

Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced by about 45 per cent in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN price checks at…

Orange-fleshed potato has lots of health, economic potentials – Farmer

Orange-fleshed potato has lots of health, economic potentials – Farmer

Farmers have been encouraged to grow a breed of potato called Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) because it has a lot of economic importance and also because of its high…

How to reduce losses after harvesting vegetables

How to reduce losses after harvesting vegetables

Agribusiness has grown in leaps and bounds across Kenya over the years. The most common vegetables and fruits grown in Kenya include kale, lettuce, cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, cucumber, broccoli…

GAIN-PLAN advocates end to postharvest losses

GAIN-PLAN advocates end to postharvest losses

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has initiated the Post-harvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) to proffer appropriate solutions to reducing high postharvest losses caused by lack of…

GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually

GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually

Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according the Growth and Employment in States…

How FUTA’s new tomato variety will boost farmers’ income

How FUTA’s new tomato variety will boost farmers’ income

A new variant of tomatoes named Eva F1 has been introduced into Nigeria courtesy of a collaborative effort between the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) and the Teaching…

A to Z of growing quality onions profitably

A to Z of growing quality onions profitably

Growing big bulbs starts with good site selection. Ensure the planting site is not shaded, onions need the maximum number of hours of daylight to grow into big bulbs. Choose…

Complete Guide to Successful Banana Farming in Kenya

Complete Guide to Successful Banana Farming in Kenya

Setting tips on how to grow bananas will help a farmer in identifying and realizing a worthwhile agribusiness opportunity. Banana is one of the most popular fruits amongst Kenyan communities…

Easy guide to farming watermelons in Kenya

Easy guide to farming watermelons in Kenya

Melons are commonly direct seeded, except under conditions where the growing season is short, whereby transplants raised in containers are used. For the direct seeded, the planting depth is about…

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria is losing N28.4bn worth of tomatoes being produced in the country annually, the Project Director of YieldWise Nigeria, Lekan Tobe has said. Speaking at a stakeholders convening in…

Biotic stress: Pests and Diseases of Okra

Pests of Okra Spotted Boll Worm: The larvae of this moth attack the shoots of plant by boring into it. It also bores into the fruits which are rendered unfit…

Clemson Spineless Green Okra

Clemson Spineless Green Okra

Light: Full sun Pod size: 3 inches Matures: 50 to 64 days Plant spacing: 10 inches apart Heirloom. High yields of spineless, tender ribbed pods with excellent flavor. Traditional favorite…

Straight Eight Cucumber

Straight Eight Cucumber

Light: Full sun Fruit size: 8 inches Matures: 50 to 75 days Plant spacing: 36 to 48 inches apart Heirloom. Named for its perfectly straight, 8-inch long fruit, this…

What’s New and Beneficial About Apples

The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar through a variety of mechanisms…

Paw Paw Leaf

Paw Paw Leaf

Paw paw leaf has many beneficial medicinal properties. Studies have demonstrated that it may have anti-cancer (due to the enzyme papain, found exclusively in paw paw leaves), anti-oxidative…