BENEFITS OF SNAIL FARMING

BENEFITS OF SNAIL FARMING 1. Snail farming is not high capital intensive 2. Snail is a good source of protein. 3. It contains low fat & cholesterol levels. 4. It maintains low mortality BENEFITS It’s a Good foreign exchange earner Food The shell Traditional medicine etc. Originally posted 2017-08-17 16:35:59.

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Do you know that Cassava’s high in iron and zinc could improve diets and health?

The “hidden hunger” caused by micronutrient deficiency is a global threat to human health, with particularly severe impacts in Africa. In Nigeria, 75 percent of preschool children and 67 percent of pregnant women are anemic, and 20 percent of children below five years suffer from zinc deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia affects the immune system, stunts growth and impairs cognitive development in children, while deficiency in zinc causes increased risk of death from diarrhea, stunting and reduced cognitive development. Developing new varieties of a staple food crop with elevated levels of…

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Where do the best strawberries grow?

Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other flower-visiting insects. Because of their supply of flowering plants and opportunities for nesting, hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators. A team from the departments of Functional Agrobiodiversity and Agroecology at the University of Göttingen has investigated whether hedgerows and their proximity to forests might have a positive effect on the pollination of strawberries. It was found that both the weight and the quality of strawberries increased when strawberry plants were placed at hedgerows or at hedgerows…

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Here are the Equipment’s needed in your Rabbit Farm

When you bring a new rabbit home for the first time, or if you own an adult rabbit there are certain items of equipment that you should have: 1. Rabbit Housing You will need a rabbit hutch or cage to keep your rabbit in. There are various different types of hutches and cages on the market today but it is very important that you purchase one that is large enough for your rabbit. Ideally the hutch should be high enough for your rabbit to stand on his hind legs without…

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Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Discovery builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits Source: Ohio State University Summary: Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study, report investigators. FULL STORY  A new discovery about the benefits of eating tomatoes builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits. Credit: © Serhiy Shullye / Fotolia  Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the…

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All you need to know About Rabbit Housing

Housing 1. Any building whether expensive or inexpensive can shelter rabbit hutches as long as it protects the rabbits from predators, wind and rain, and in addition a house should provide plenty of light and ventilation. 2. As much as possible, use locally available materials to cut down on cost. Bamboo is an excellent material for lowland construction. 3. A good rabbit house, though, should be located in an area where both the caretaker and the rabbits feel comfortable. Hutches The type of hutch and equipment for any rabbitry will…

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Small number of crops are now dominating globally

A new U of T study suggests that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale. The study, done by an international team of researchers led by U of T assistant professor Adam Martin, used data from the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to look at which crops were grown where on large-scale industrial farmlands from 1961 to 2014. They found that within regions crop diversity has actually increased in North America for example, 93…

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All you need to know About Local Chicken

Do you have any idea how important Local chickens are? they play an important role in the livelihood of most rural families in Eastern Africa.  Despite increased use of commercial breeds by large-scale producers, around three-quarters of chicken in the region are indigenous breeds.  Facts about indigenous chicken The following are some of the basic facts you should know about indigenous chickens: -Meat and eggs are tastier and preferred by most consumers to those from commercial breeds. -Initial investment is less than that needed to keep commercial breeds. -More tolerant…

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Leafhopper or Jassid – Symptoms and Damage Prevention

This is an insect that affects crops like Egg plant and Okro. It is a very vivacious little green insect which jumps and sucks the sap by biting the under side of leaves. Insect can attack both at larval and mature stage while the young plants are more sensitive. Adult leafhoppers are (2 to 3 mm long) and thin. The wings are held roof like over the abdomen. They are pale green to yellowish green in color, shiny and more or less transparent. The legs are slender with bristles. The…

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Cercospora Leaf Spot – Symptoms and Damage Prevention

Family: Mycosphaerellaceae This is a fungus disease that affects crops like eggplant, hot pepper, sweet pepper, carrots, okro, Sugar beet, beet root, roses, shrubs.This fungus symptoms can occur primarily on foliage, petiole and stem lesions develop when conditions are highly favorable. It can be stored in crop residues and spread by wind, insects , water etc. Life Cycle Cercospora leaf spot can be caused by many different Cercospora fungal pathogen species depending on the plant type infected. For example, Cercospora beticola infects sugar beets whereas Cercospora rosicola infects rose plants.…

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Routine Activities for better Poultry Production Performance

Routine activities are those activities which are carries out on daily, weekly and even on monthly basis. This is where some farmers or farm managers do mix a lot of things together just because they don’t know what to do either on daily, weekly and even on monthly basis. But dear readers, don’t panic you are at the right place at this time. In this article I will explain in details the activities you will need to carry out on your farm that will make your birds thrives well, that…

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Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs

Poison frogs even transport not there own kin to water pools. Credit: Andrius Pasukonis/Eva Ringler Story Source: Materials provided by Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien. Poison frogs, especially male poison frogs, are very caring parents. After the tadpoles hatch, the males piggyback their offspring to distant pools spread around the rainforest where they can feed and develop. In a recent study, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna, the University of Vienna and Harvard University show that this parental behaviour can be triggered experimentally. When unrelated tadpoles are placed on the backs…

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BellFlowers – All You Need to Know

Bell Flowers are hardy plants, with most types growing in Zones 3 to 8 with reliable snow cover to provide insulation, but they’ll sulk in the heat of the Deep South or Southwest. Peak bloom is in early to midsummer for most, but with deadheading you may get sporadic bloom throughout the summer and a second flush of flowers in fall. Bell flowers look lovely in many garden settings; their showy flowers and informal habit are the perfect fit in a cottage garden. With their happy, star-like flowers, the variety…

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How to cure Ulcer with Unripe Paw-Paw

An ulcer is an internal wound usually in the stomach or intestines. Common causes of ulcer are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and certain other painkillers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox, others). Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers but they can make your symptoms worse. Avoid taking strong pain killers without prescription. If you take time to read the side effects you will see that the drugs for pain relief cause ulcer or…

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Reasons why Bupleurum is good for your Health

Bupleurum

Bupleurum is a plant that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote detoxification for over 2,000 years. You can also use bupleurum to improve the health of your liver, boost adrenal gland function, treat depression associated with PMS or menopause, relieve seizures and fight ovarian cancer. Bupleurum: The Detoxifying Ancient Herb that Boosts Liver Health By Annie Price, CHHC If you’re looking to cleanse your liver and improve your overall health, there’s one herb that stands out above the rest. I’m talking about bupleurum, a revered natural remedy of Traditional…

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