Interview Section: Check your passion before venturing into Agriculture

With our undaunted commitment to insight and inform youth and the diaspora about the importance of agriculture in leveraging the Nation’s economy, to get them participates in agriculture, Agric Income team decided to embark on educative farm tours. This informed our choice of visiting a well renowned farm in Osun State. The courtesy visit took us to Agrikk Matas Ede, Osun State. I have the honour to present to you the CEO of Agrik Matas, also the President All farmers Association of Nigeria Osun State Chapter… Read further as you get to know more about him.
Agricincome: Please can you introduce yourself to our readers and your farming background?
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Agricincome Tour At Agrikk Matas Ede, Osun State

Agric Income team led by the founder Farotimi Olaoluwa arrived at Agrikk Matas Ede, Osun State around 8.30am on 17th February. We were duly received by the owner of the farm, Farmer Kayode Afolabi and his wife. Before going around the farm, we had an interview section with the CEO Mr. Afolabi Kayode who coincidentally is also the President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter shared with us his experience and startup stories. The farm, sitting on a 20 acres land mass, was established on February 13, 2014, with fish farming alone. It then progresses to livestock (sheep, goats, bee, pigs etc.) and crop production (cassava, tomatoes, pepper, oil palm, plantain etc.). Agrikk Matas also offers training and consultancy services. There is also a processing plant which can prosecute cassava, fish and mushroom production.

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Vaccination in Poultry Birds

Why do we vaccinate

Adequate vaccination is an essential part of a good poultry management and for the success of any poultry operation. Effective preventive procedures such as vaccination protect poultry flocks from many contagious and deadly diseases and have resulted in improved flock health and production effectiveness.

Vaccination cannot be a substitute for poor biosecurity and sanitation. Thus, vaccination programs may not completely protect birds that are under stress or in unhygienic conditions.

The primary objective of vaccinating any poultry flock is to reduce the level of clinical disease and to promote optimal performance.

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INTERVIEW SECTION: All Farmers Will Be Rich This Year: Kinzo Farms

Hello readers, I have the honor to present to you the first person to be featured in our interview section of this blog, I present to you a swaggerlious farmer who is shaking things up in the Agricultural Sector. Akinbolu Elemide of Kinzo farms…Read further as you get to know more about him.

Agricincome: Please can you introduce yourself to our readers and your farming background?
Kinzo farms: My name is Akinbolu Elemide CEO Elkinzo Agro Limited. I was fortunate to be part of a farm set up by an Executive Director of a Bank and the contract was given to a consultant from Niger state and my role was to supervise. I made it easy for the consultant who works for Ministry of Agric Minna Niger state, by telling him to stay there and give me orders on what to do and we successfully carried out the job, although he was coming to check up every weekend. I saw the opportunities in Agribusiness and I began to attend training 5 years ago and later started my farm.
Agricincome: How long have you been in the business?
Kinzo farms: 7 years
Agricincome: What attracted you to agriculture?

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Organic farming

Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that doesn’t involve the use of pesticides, fertilizer, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. Organic farming promotes the use of crop rotations and cover crops and encourages balanced host/predator relationships. Organic residues and nutrients produced on the farm are recycled back to the soil, cover crops and composted manure are used to maintain soil organic matter and fertility.

Why organic farming

The main objectives of organic farming include the following:

–    To maintain long-term soil fertility by optimizing conditions for biological activity within the soil.

–    To maintain biological diversity within the system

Credits: Hobby farms

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Biosecurity Measures in Animal Production

Biosecurity is a set of measures for protecting a population from infectious diseases. Biosecurity also means doing everything you can to keep diseases out of your farm. Biosecurity measures are the key to keeping healthy animals, it is also what is done to reduce the chances of an infectious diseases being carried to your farm.
Why is biosecurity important?
The main goal of biosecurity measures is to prevent, control and manage risks on your farm and animals. Practicing biosecurity can help keep disease away from your farm and keep your animal’s healthy animal produce better and increase your profits.

Credits: Nrm south

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Agricultural Product Marketing: Vegetables

Vegetable production is a small-scale business that you can start with little or no capital base. One benefit of this agri-business is that it requires no cost of maintenance to run the business. Also, there is always demand for fresh leafy vegetables like; the Waterleaf, Scent Leaf, Ugu leaf etc.
Vegetable marketing in Nigeria is one of the big way to get involved in agriculture and make money very fast. You get to buy from the farmers and sell to individuals and organization that needs it. But marketing is unique for each product. This post will be on marketing of vegetables.

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