WAYS OF TACKLING DEFORESTATION PROBLEMS

As environmentalists focus on the International Year of Forests, there has been much attention on destructive logging in Africa’s rain-forests, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Deforestation is a process where vegetation is cut down without any simultaneous replanting for economic or social reasons. Deforestation has negative implications on the environment in terms of wildlife and increased desertification among many other reasons. According to data taken over a five year period from 2000 to 2005, Nigeria has the largest desertification rates in the world with loss of 55.7% of…

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15 Foods Your Dogs and Cats should “NOT EAT” and How to Cure them

There are a number of common “human” foods that your dogs and cats should “NOT EAT”. The important thing is to know exactly what to avoid. There are some very commonly known ones, such as Chocolate, Alcohol, and Coffee but some lesser known ones such as Grapes, Nutmeg, Onion and the artificial sweetener in gum, Xyitol. In this article, I will give you an overview of the toxins, PLUS what to do if your dog or cat ingests any of these poisons. Alcoholic Beverages It is often sweet attracting dogs…

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Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Now let us first take a close look at their unique characteristics before deciding which one among layers or broilers is more profitable in poultry farming. 1) LAYERS They are birds that basically focus on the production of eggs, so if you’re going into Layers production in poultry farming just know you are going be focusing more on egg production. It can either be fertilize eggs or non-fertilize eggs. If you’re going into hatchery and incubation of eggs to chick, then you will have to consider fertilization, and this is…

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Fisheries given a solution to overharvesting

 There are fewer fish in the sea literally. Consumer demand and inadequate scientific information has led to overharvesting, reducing fish species and fish stocks around the world. But University of Guelph researchers have identified a possible solution. They have developed a model that allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising consumer demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks. The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We know fish are getting rarer,” said John Fryxell, a U of G integrative biology professor…

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How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

According to Research, Poultry farming in Africa is one of the biggest business opportunities on the continent. Africa’s love for poultry meat and eggs has grown at a staggering pace. Every year, the continent imports more than two million metric tons of poultry products valued at nearly US$3 billion to meet domestic demand. In 2012 alone, more than five million tons of poultry meat and two million tons of eggs were consumed in Africa. Africa’s love for chicken and eggs is increasing with the size of its rapidly growing population.…

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Cross River State Blaze a trail: Nigeria Agro-Industrialization has just began

Cross River State Blaze a trail: Nigeria Agro-Industrialization has just began

By David Peter In spite of the oil, agriculture remains the base of the Nigerian economy, providing the main source of livelihood for most Nigerians for more than 30% of the population. The sector faces many challenges, notably an outdated land tenure system that constrains access to land (1.8 ha/farming household), a very low level of irrigation development (less than 1 percent of cropped land under irrigation), limited adoption of research findings and technologies, high cost of farm inputs, poor access to credit, inefficient fertilizer procurement and distribution, inadequate storage…

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The Feeds Catfish Eat

Fish feeds on a lot of things. However, to get the best from them especially when raised in commercial quantity, one must give them feeds that are well compounded and rich in all necessary classes of food. Thus, I will categorize fish feeds into imported, local and others. Imported feeds are those feeds that are already bagged and imported into the country. They are mostly floating pellets and are into different sizes like 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm etc. which are fed into the fish based on their age and sizes.…

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On the floor or top of the fish tank, know the best position to lay your inlet

This is generally a matter of choice and also the design of your consultant. Meanwhile being on the floor of the fish pond/Tank is good especially in a situation where the farmer doesn’t want to see any plumbing work on the surface only that it involves the perforation of the inlet pipe which may be blocked over time but it definitely serves the same purpose for which it was made whether it is on the top or floor of the fish pond, the main thing is that it supplies water…

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