ORGANIC PESTICIDE – 7 Ways to Make it

ORGANIC PESTICIDE – 7 Ways to Make it.

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SOIL ANALYSIS? – ANALYSE YOUR SOIL NOW! ‘Unless you test your soil, it’s just a guess’

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* Don’t just add bags/sachets/bottles of fertilizers to your soil because your friend added same quantity of fertilizer to his/her soil or a literature tells you to do so. It is RISKY!

* Don’t add the same formular/composition of fertilizer on your soil because your friend applied same formular/composition on his/her soil or literature tells you so. It is RISKY!

* Even though a study had been previously done on your soil for nutrient analysis, remember it is your turn to plant on same soil and NUTRIENT DEPLETS.

* You can actually determine the nutrient available in your soil, either the nutrient/element needed in large quantity or less quantity which gives you a CLEAR picture of the amount/quantity of fertilizer needed on your soil and ultimately reduces your cost of fertilizer input.

* You can also determine if the soil is suitable for the production of your crop

* Soil Analysis gives you the answer. DON’T RISK YOUR PROJECT, DON’T RISK YOUR BUSINESS…Analyze your soil today!

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SOIL ROUTINE ANALYSIS:
* pH
* Particle Size Distribution (Sand Silt, Clay)
* Exchangeable Cations (Ca, Mg, Na, K)
* Exchangeable Acidity (Al+ , H+)
* Effective Cation Exchange Capacity
* Base Saturation
* Total Nitrogen
* Total Organic Carbon
* Available Phosphorus
* Micro-Nutrients (Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn)

FORMS OF NITROGEN
* Ammonium Nitrogen
* Nitrate Nitrogen
* Nitrite Nitrogen

TOTAL ANALYSIS
* Sample Dissolution (Digestion)
* Phosphate
* Sulphate

METAL ANALYSIS
* Sample Dissolution (Digestion)
* Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Pb, Cd, Cr, Ni, Co, K, Na, etc

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FIVE (5) REASONS TO JOIN THE SONGHAI FARM TOUR IN AUGUST

Market gardening Session of Songhai Farms

Market gardening Session of Songhai Farms

The 5 days tour to Songhai Farms Porto Novo Benin Republic being organized by Hadur Travel and Tours will hold August 2nd to 6th 2015. Are you still contemplating on signing up for the tour? Or are you just coming across this information for the first time. Take a few moments to read about why you should not miss this tour.

Why Songhai Farm?

Songhai farm center is one of the largest NGO farm projects empowering Africans, a pride to Africa. This center is an integrated farm that uses all its waste produce to generate more income. Center Songhai is a chain of agricultural research centers established by a Nigerian American for the promotion of the study of sustainable farming techniques. In 2008, Songhai was recognized as a Center of Excellence for Africa by the United Nations and Economical Community for West African States this is simply amazing. Its decentralized development model is being replicated in various countries of the continent: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’ Ivoire, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Togo, Zambia, and Uganda.    The farm has roughly about 15 sections, which can be broadly classified as: aquaculture, bio gas, animal production poultry, mushroom, marketing, food processing, mechanic, machine fabrication and lot more.

Below are 5 cool reasons why you should join this tour

  1. You get expert technical knowledge and skills needed to begin or grow your own farm in 2015 and beyond make extraordinary produce this year. This training session features On site practical learning from farm experts in chosen sections of the farm. Three days of intensive learning from experienced, professional and practical farmers. Learn about poultry, fish farming, Bio gas, mushroom growing all you need to get your own sustainable farm going. Get professional answers to all your farm related questions
  2. Eat healthy fresh African meals daily. Nothing can be as healthy as taking fresh, clean meals on a daily basis. The Songhai tour affords you the opportunity to eat freshly made meals in neat and homely environments harvested right from the farm. The taste of fresh juice…oh how refreshing.
  3. Increase your well of knowledge on agricultural income generation. The tour to Songhai helps to broaden your knowledge and thus open ones eye to farming techniques that will boost your farm income and teach new skills like farm management, value addition and marketing that will go a long way to help boost your agribusiness when you get return to your farms or business plans if you are an intending farmer.
  4. The testimonials from past participants on this tour are yet another reason to consider. Read below what a few had to say

“A visit to Songhai is never a wasteful experience. There is always something to learn and I have learnt a lot that will surely be used to improve my business.”-Abdulsalam   Jibril 

“Every hour and money expended on this tour has been fully rewarded. I  will recommend it to friends. “-  Ibikunle. O

“Agro business Tour can never be completed without Songhai visitation for a systematic integrated farming.” – Chief Lamidi T.A Ololade

“Wonderful, thrilling and new knowledge and view about agriculture and nature. This is an experience to the next level.”  Omotoso  Adewale

  1. Leisure and relaxation: The tours are spiced with leisure so you will have the opportunity to visit Cotonou after your study – a few hours of site seeing and relaxation will do no harm but much good.

So what are you waiting for let’s learn, partner and tour Songhai farm together…you’ll never be the same!   This fantastic exposure on the farm guaranteed to boost your produce in year 2015. Our 2015 tours are a must aside from our agro tours to Songhai farm we have tours Israel agro study tours as well as tours around exhibitions  like Agrictech Isreal and  Agritech Africa

Don’t wait a minute more, call today to book your seat. Please download the tour enrolment form SONGHAI STUDY FORM

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TOP 10 LUCRATIVE AGRIBUSINESSES IN NIGERIA

1. Rice Farming – Nigeria has one of the world’s highest Rice consumption stat. Rice is by far one of the most popular staple food among Nigerians, almost every family eats rice daily in Nigeria. In 2011 alone, Nigeria spent N991 Billion on Rice importation and the rice we import is said to be nothing less than 10 years old in storage. That means we spends billions buying Rice that has since lost it’s nutritional values.

Any Agripreneur in Nigeria who goes into Rice Farming and get it right is sure to be smiling to the bank. A bag of Rice is currently sold for N8,000 to N10,000 depending on the quality. A farmer who is able to invest in large scale Rice Farming in Nigeria and produced 100,000 Bags of processed Rice in a year, sell at wholesale price of about N7,000 per bag, he will be making 7,000 x 100,000 = N700,000,000 ($5.5 Million)

You can achieve the above figures conveniently with less than Two hundred million Naira ($1.3 Million) capital investment!

2. Cassava Farming -The popularity of cassava as the major source of food for Nigerians dates back to ages. Between Garri and Rice, it’s hard to tell which one is the most popular as both are the most consumed food staples among the citizens — I think if one is the King the other should be the Queen.

A bag of Garri costs almost the same as a bag of rice, and apart from garri, there are tens of other food stuffs that are processed from Cassava in Nigeria. The introduction of the high yield species of Cassava has made it possible for Nigerian Cassava Farmers to produce more Cassava per plot. Nearly every land in Nigeria is good for growing Cassava and 1 Acre, when properly planted and managed can produce Thousands of Naira worth of Cassava in a year!

3. Plantain Plantation – One thing I like about Plantain is that when planted once, it keeps producing year in year out for eternity. Like Rice and Garri, Plantain is widely consumed in Nigeria and you know — any food that is popular in Nigeria is always a huge income earner due to the population of the country.

I really haven’t seen Farmers in Nigeria taking advantage of the opportunity in Plantain Farming to create wealth for themselves. Plantain is highly priced in Nigeria and is always in high demand all year round. Fry it, Boil it, Roast it — it will never get angry with you, that’s how liberal Plantain is. I can tell you, Millions of Naira is currently lying fallow untapped in this sector of Farming in Nigeria.

4. Poultry Farming – Everyone knows how ‘Cashy’ this one is, it doesn’t need much introduction and yet it’s still not fully tapped. What we currently have are few badly managed, scantily equipped poultry farms here and there. I’m yet to see a full fledged, high tech Poultry Farm as it is in The USA and Europe except Obasanjo’s Farm which I don’t think is currently in serious business.

Any serious entrepreneur who is able to fire this up will have huge profit to contend with. The reason is because Nigerians eat chicken more than snakes do and 70% of our consumption still based on importation. The egg is yet another goldmine!

5. Pineapple Farming – Money is sweet, everything sweet is money, and Pineapple is sweet. Ask any Australian Farmer and he will tell you how huge the income in Pineapple Farming is in their country. Any juice maker that doesn’t have Pineapple flavor variety in his product line is not yet in business. That tells you how popular Pineapple is, not only in Nigeria but Worldwide.

Nigeria seems to have better soil for Pineapple Farming than Australia where Farmers are making it big in the business. A Pineapple sells in Mile-12 market in Lagos for about N200 — If you are able to harvest one million in a year, you will earn least N80 x 1,000,000 = N80,000,000

6. Beans Farming – A bag of Beans costs twice more than a bag of Rice and garri the Northern Nigerians are making it big in Beans Farming, supplying almost all over Nigeria and beyond. But one thing is that, this same Beans also can do very well in the South East, South West, and South South Nigeria soils. So why only the North?

7. Catfish Farming – Catfish Business is really hyping in Nigeria right now but how many are really getting it right? Get it right and you’re in money. A single Catfish sells for N700 in Restaurants and about N400 in open market.

8. Goat Rearing – It’s only in the North that goat is reared in commercial quantity. I don’t know why we are so looking down on Farming Investment in the South even though there are millions to be made in this business. Why would you chose to sell used shoes in Oshodi and make few thousands of Naira yearly than to engage in productive Farm Business and make millions of Naira?

In The USA and Australia, Farmers are among the Richest people – Get involved in professional goat rearing and make money for yourself. A full grown goat sells for between N15,000 to N40,000

9. Snail Farming – I see Snail Farming really picking up in Nigeria very soon — but if you don’t hurry up, others would have made the money before you realize what you are missing. The potential in this business for you is about N50,000,000 Annual revenue.

10. Maize Farming – You never know the profit in Maize Farming in Nigeria until you try it, and one thing I like about it is that everything happens fast. It takes less than Four months between planting and harvesting.

Stand up. Get involved in any of these Farming and you will never regret it. Drop us a comment if you are in support of Farming Business in Nigeria!
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SIGN UP FOR THE AUGUST AGRIC-TOUR TO SONGHAI FARMS

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“Travel while you are young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be”

Are you a farmer or an intending agriculturist? Do you have a farm and desire to upscale it to meet the current dynamics of agribusiness? Here is an opportunity to learn from one of the best in Africa.

Hadur Travel and Tour a tourism company with over 10 years experience in showcasing to people the best in agricultural practice and business from all over the world invites you to register for her next 5-day agric-tour to the Songhai Centre (Farm) located in Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin. The tour will commence from 2nd August to 6th August 2015.

Songhai Centre is a leader in sustainable agriculture. The farm practices agriculture and agribusiness in an environmentally friendly manner with over 900 hectares of farm land across the Benin. It uses modern methods of farming with diversified production. Activities on the farm range from Crop Production, Livestock farming, fish farming, and Renewable energy, Agro processing and Marketing.

GETTING ON BOARD

Tour Date: 2-6 August 2014

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Requirements and Registration:

1.Download the attached SONGHAI STUDY FORM
2. Fill and scan along with the data page of your international passport send to us or submit in person to our office.
3. Confirm your room choice and we will send you a revised quote with your areas of interest indicated on your form
4. Obtain your yellow card if you don’t have one
5. Pay your tour fee
6. Pack your bags and get ready for the travel and learning experience of a life time.
Deadline is 22nd July 2015
PRICE: Participants can choose from the following options

1. ₦70,000 3 people sharing in a dormitory room
2. ₦74,000 1 person in a room with fan
3. ₦98,500 1 person in a room with AC
4. N92,000 (Per head) in double room with TV no Internet and no hot water – COUPLES SPECIAL PRICE
5. N102,000 (Per head) VIP room with internet, TV, hot and cold water, fridge etc- COUPLES SPECIAL PRICE

Note that the fee covers return journey by executive air conditioned bus, accommodation is provided on the farm in the best single room with air condition.(VIP room for couple, single room with fan also available and cheaper double rooms for those who wish to share). For meals these 5 will be provided – dinner on arrival, 3 lunches & breakfast on departure at the European restaurant on the farm, trip to Cotonou for leisure.

PAYMENT MODE:

All payment should be made to the details below
Name: Hadur travel & tours limited
Acct no:1013482922
Bank: Zenith bank plc

For further details and inquiry call Text or call CEO on 08033134108 or Bukky on 08086762144, you will get response in no time.

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THE NIGERIA’S HONOURABLE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, DR. AKINWUMI ADESINA PLEDGES TO SUPPORT IITA YOUTH AGRIPRENEURS (IYA)

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In a plenary session on youth issues and challenges, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, while addressing the participants, gave a little story of his ambition right from child hood. He said at age 14, he finished high school. After obtaining a form for admission into the tertiary institution _ University of Ibadan, his Dad kept  filling Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry as a choice of course for his University degree. This was done for 3 consecutive years and the University management kept declining his offer, thereby offering him admission on agronomy. This was when his Dad accepted his fate to study agriculture in the university.

The Honourable minister stressed the fact that; to get young entrepreneurs like IITA Youth Agripreneurs (IYA), the University curriculum must be changed to accommodate a change in mindset of young future entrepreneurs from the grass root. He further highlighted some statistics which underscored his success in office as an Agriculture Minister because he was opportune to have his capacity built by IITA and some like organizations. Part of his office success story is that; in 2013, 10.5 million farmers was registered under the platform of Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES), 15 million was registered by 2014, 8 million farmers reached directly over mobile phone by 2013, thereby increasing livelihood of 40 million people. Over 30 bakeries in the country are now producing substitutes of cassava and wheat composite bread and that will save the country of 125 billion Naira every year from importation of wheat.

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Cross section of IIITA Youth Agripreneurs.

He pointed out that 65% of Africa land will feed the nation if drastic measures are taken place. He also sited an example of how modern successful and ultimately wealthy  a farmer should be viewed, using U.S.A and European farmers as examples and that he wants the youth to grow in that mindset and direction.

Concluding his address, he proclaimed by saying ‘we want to create next generation of agribusiness farmers’ and that he has invested interest in IYA’s success and finalized by pledging a sum of money to IYA for IITA to link the IYA Youth to greater companies so as to build their capacity, and that he himself wants to be a focus media on the IYA.

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