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Is a business plan essential for my small business?
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Is a business plan essential for my small business?

Writing your business plan is not the end of your business planning process because business planning is a never ending process. However, it’s an important intermediate stage (failing to plan can mean planning to fail). If you are just starting a business, having a well-written business plan shows that you have really done your homework....

Agriculture: Changing the Perception
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Agriculture: Changing the Perception

Gentlemen and Ladies, today we take a break from the Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (SAI) Series which has been my focus over the last three (3) articles. Pheeeww! (I hope you have read them though). Today’s article takes a look into some other areas of agriculture beyond farming -which is what most of us visualize when...

How to invest in Agriculture
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How to invest in Agriculture

1. Research. visit as many farms as possible before venturing into any kind of farming. Online research may be additional bonus but please don’t rely on them as we have many people who preach what they don’t practice but parade themselves as expert. They are marketers and all they care about is their pocket. 2....

Water Conservation: Key to Sustainable Food Production
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Water Conservation: Key to Sustainable Food Production

Do you know that an estimated 200 million people in sub-Saharan African (18% of the population) face serious water shortages all over the world? Do you also know that approximately 70% of the world’s poor live in rural areas with little option but to rely on rain-fed agriculture to sustain their livelihoods? The current challenge...

Dry Season Farming: A Guide
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Dry Season Farming: A Guide

One of the best ways of guaranteeing food security in any nation is to ensure the availability of food all year round. However, local farmers in the country often complain about the unpredictability of rain as the reason for poor crop yield and food shortages. This is often common during the dry season when the...

Rabbit Farming Guide (ENTERPRISE SERIES)
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Rabbit Farming Guide (ENTERPRISE SERIES)

I get questions from young people every day asking what they can do with little capital. Based on the demand for easy to implement ideas, we are starting this new enterprise series of what one can do with a 100,000 naira. Today, we will look at Rabbit Farming. Rabbit Farming is one of the livestock...

Vegetables To Grow During The Dry Season For Maximum Profit – I
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Vegetables To Grow During The Dry Season For Maximum Profit – I

Growing of vegetables is a viable option that yields high returns over a short period of time that is between the planting and harvesting season. Market demand is a significant factor to be considered while deciding to venture in growing of a particular vegetable. Today I’ll be discussing on peppers/capsicums​ (popularly​ called sweet peppers), cabbages...

Ugu Production Guide – Telfairia occidentalis (ENTERPRISE SERIES)
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Ugu Production Guide – Telfairia occidentalis (ENTERPRISE SERIES)

Fluted pumpkin occurs in the forest zone of West and Central Africa, most frequently in Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon. It is a popular vegetable all over Nigeria. It is rare in Uganda, and absent in the rest of East Africa. It has been suggested that it originated in south-east Nigeria and was distributed by the...