How Subsistence Hunting threaten Local Food Security

How Subsistence Hunting threaten Local Food Security

Scientists with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and WCS Ecuador Program publishing in the journal BioTropica say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems is in jeopardy from a variety of factors. The authors say that the relatively small groups that hunted in large and mostly undisturbed forests, using traditional weapons, have been replaced by a growing population using fragmented habitats and modern hunting methods. Meanwhile, increased exploitation from mining, oil exploitation…

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Maturity Period and Harvesting of Pineapple Fruits

It takes pineapple 9months to be of sufficient mass (dark green in color) to produce a good sized fruit. At this point it is set for artificial inducement. NOTE:This period of time for maturity is particular by pineapples propagated by suckers only.▶Note; it is not advisable to plant pineapple on a lease or rented land because pineapples produce all year round.Plant it on your own land.▶ Cost Analysis on one acre of Pineapple Farm Purchase of pineapple suckers of 25,000 pieces is needed for one acre of land under standard…

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Ideal Spacing Required in planting Pineapples

Pineapple plants are usually set out in twin/double or triple rows. A spacing of 1m from center to center of beds/ridges, rows 60cm apart within beds/ridges and plants 30cm apart within rows is recommended (30 x 60x 100cm) giving a plant population of 55,000 plants/ha.  Ensure that your suckers are ready like 1week before planting. Peel off the first two-leaf layers of the root base so as to expose the young roots, thereby hastening growth rate. While planting, ensure to plant the suckers at a depth of 10 cm.

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Top 13 Lucrative Agricultural Businesses for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

There are several business opportunities available in the agricultural industry and one good thing about the industry is that there is market for all the produce which the industry produce. On our previous article, we discussed about the Top 50 Agriculture Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Meanwhile on this new article, I decided to narrow the whole 50 Agriculture business ideas down to the Top 13 to enable you make a faster choice if you are finding it a little bit difficult to make the perfect decision. Over the years,…

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