4 Ways of caring for a Fruit Tree

1) Decide how to prune: If you want the tree to produce fruiting branches low to the ground, you canRead More

How to Plant Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are surprisingly easy to grow in a backyard setting, and they yield years’ worth of beautiful spring bloomsRead More

Stressed out cocoa trees could produce more flavorful chocolate

Most people agree that chocolate tastes great, but is there a way to make it taste even better? Perhaps, accordingRead More


As environmentalists focus on the International Year of Forests, there has been much attention on destructive logging in Africa’s rain-forests,Read More


1. Shoots: Shoots target the above-ground business of the plant. Very young plants may possess only simple, undeveloped shoots. AsRead More

Classification of Crops

Classification based on life span of crops/duration of crops: 1.1 One seasonal crops: these are the kind of crops thatRead More

Crop Plant Forms

1. Monocotyledonous crops: these are   E.g. All cereals & Millets, They usually have narrow and long leaves and theyRead More

Crop Storage Methods

There are basically two methods of storage: in bags and in bulk. Bags can be stored either in the openRead More

Processing Enterprises: a source of household income from forest products

For many farmers in the West African region, processing forest and farm tree products provides an essential source of off-farmRead More

The export of forest and tree resources from the humid zone region: Medicinal plants and animals

In comparison with other regions of the world (e.g. Asia and the Pacific) the export of non-timber forest products fromRead More

Cola Nuts Trade and Production

Cola nuts have been an important trade item in the West African region for many centuries. The cola nut isRead More

Fuel-Wood Production and Marketing

Throughout West Africa, fuelwood trade increasingly provides a source of cash income for those with access to urban markets. Generally,Read More

The market for medicinal products e.g. Chewing Sticks

In several market studies, researchers have noted the fact that medicines are commonly sold, especially in markets destined for urbanRead More

Gathering and Marketing of other Forest Foods

A great number of forest foods are gathered and sold in the local and regional markets of the region. Semi-wildRead More


According to an article published by Fao.org, Forests (and uncultivated trees) provide important sources of income to many rural peopleRead More

Systems of Crop Production

Under the growing of crops, there are different systems in which crops can be cultivated which are usually practiced byRead More