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The Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Plan
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The Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Plan

Research reveals that farmer – herdsmen clashes in Nigeria dates as far back as 1999 (20 years ago or even before); owing to several factors such as urbanisation, increased agricultural productivity, adverse effects of climate change such as desertification and soil degradation etc (African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes – ACCORD). In 2015,...

Coccidiosis in Poultry
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Coccidiosis in Poultry

When we find our birds with loose droppings the first disease that springs to mind is coccidiosis. But what exactly is coccidiosis and how does it affect our chickens? Coccidiosis is a parasite which damages the gut wall of chickens. There are a number of species of coccidiosis and their effects vary from harmless right...

More Than Bacon
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More Than Bacon

We have a responsibility in what we consume but it becomes difficult to make good choices when we have no idea of what is in a product. Christein Meindertsma, said: ‘Like most people, I had little idea of what happens to a pig after it leaves the abattoir so I decided to try to find...