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ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Agriculture plays a vital role in the world economic landscape; it is an irreplaceable part of the world economy and transcends nations. The main goal of Agriculture is to meet the population demand for food, raw materials for industries, employments, promote health care and so many others. This article sheds light on the vital role...

FUTUX ORGANIC AND FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATION MASTERCLASS

Agriculture is the new oil of the Nation” is the trending slogan. Truth be told, getting it right in the production and processing of the agricultural products makes it easier to tap into the oil well. The pandemic is changing the status quo in the agricultural space and creating a new normal system. Farmers are...

DEFORESTATION: A DANGER TO THE ECOSYSTEM

A forest is simple terms is an expanse of land with many trees. Forests are known to cover 30% of the plants land surface. Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees for other purposes. This process gradually leads to the loss of forests across the world.Forests are known to have incredible and amazing contributions to...

INTER-CROPPING

Inter Cropping also known as mixed cropping is a system of Agriculture that entails two or more plants simultaneously on the same field so that they grow to maximize productivity.  This process encouraged and widely practiced because it conserves space, maintain balance in soil nutrients, weed, disease, insect pest suppression and also management of relatively...

COMPOST FARMING: A BENEFICIAL SYSTEM OF FARMING

Compost farming is one of the effective ways of nourishing the soil and speed up the growth of plants. It is the natural breakdown of perishable materials into a soil like material. It transmute raw organic residues through the activity of micro- organisms. It is a major soil amendment process. Compost farming is known to...

The Future of Agriculture

Data is the key to agricultural prosperity. The current President of AfDB, Mr Akin Adesina said “the engine of growth with the greatest power to spur Africa into global value chains and create jobs for inclusive growth in agriculture. This statement is very true and can only come to pass when we harness the power...

A Letter to my Farmers

Who is focusing on the growth of farmers? Producing food that meets international standards expand the local market and provide more access to markets for our products. However, farmers need adequate training in order to achieve this feat adopting GAP. Good agricultural practices (GAP) are conscious practices adopted in producing food that’s safe for consumption...

12 BIOSECURITY MEASURES that will keep your farm safe.

Vaccination Disinfectant Quarantine / Isolation Control visitors Proper fumigation of the pen and the environs (All in, all out) Proper and adequate disposal of carcass. Either you burn or bury. Proper cleaning of feeding and drinking troughs Disposal of litres. Culling: killing of birds. Farm properly fenced, (perimeter fencing) to wave off migratory birds. Overcrowding...

Letter to My Farmers

Is Organic farming a thing of the past, present or future? Organic farming is as old as Africa. Farmers produced crops and raised animals by using natural means. However, after World War 2, the use of synthetic chemicals became prominent in Africa. Conventional farming became the usual practise and also population explosion contributed to the...

5 tips to financial growth in agriculture

1.Have a policy,agenda and focus that will help you to grow the company 2.Maximum Utilisation of accessible resources to enhance efficiency and high quality productivity. 3.Manage operating hazards and proffer timely solutions to problems on the farm 4.Proper management of farm capital and ensure transparency and accountability in your day to day expenditures. 5.Value Customers...

Farming Biosecurity Measures for 2020

12 BIOSECURITY MEASURES that will keep your farm safe. Vaccination Disinfectant Quarantine / Isolation Control visitors Proper fumigation of the pen and the environs (All in, all out) Proper and adequate disposal of carcass. Either you burn or bury. Proper cleaning of feeding and drinking troughs Disposal of litres. Culling: killing of birds. Farm properly...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We thank all our Clients, participants, supporters for their commitments in the year 2019 and we hope to see you more of you in 20 We wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR in good health and sound mind. From the team at FutuX Agri-consult Limited

Food Security

My food, our food achieving Zero hunger is not a day’s work and it requires strategic thinking and planning as the issue of climate change is becoming disturbing. Farmers who are the producers of food need the necessary knowledge to increase yield and improve quality, market must be able to absorb the quantity being produced...

Is farming really profitable today?

Farming involves cultivation of crops, raising of animals and ensuring that it gets to the market for users. For profitable farming, two things are important: Productivity and market. Productivity is linked directly to output or yield of crops. Good Agricultural Practises will help farmers to achieve high output be it crop or animal production. Also,...

Call For Applications [Volunteer Positions]

Are you a Student in any Tertiary Institution in Africa? Are you a recent graduate or you were just posted for NYSC in Nigeria? Are you also passionate about Agriculture, Food Security and Emerging Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Hydroponics etc) and how they apply to Agriculture ? FutuX Agri consult is looking for you!...

Systematic Approach to Starting Hydroponics Farming in Nigeria

Dear readers, in the last couple of weeks, we have been able to simplify hydroponics. In this article, we will be highlighting steps on – how to start personal hydroponics farm? If you are a new reader, kindly check the previous blog posts on hydroponics. Hydroponics is capital intensive to start up therefore It is...

Hydroponics System Made Easy

Hi readers, as promised. We will examine the different hydroponics system in this blog post. Hydroponics Systems There are different types of hydroponic systems available to hydroponics farmers or intending hydroponics farmer. Some hydroponics farmers combine different types of hydroponics systems to get a hybrid hydroponic system. Wick System Wick system is the easiest and...

Hydroponics: A Panacea to Farming in Urban Areas

No doubt, urbanization has numerous benefits, but it also has some challenges. One of which is the availability of land for cultivation of crops. This implies that the food consumed by urban area residents are brought in from other parts of the country (mostly rural areas). Apart from the high cost, the safety of the...