In Nigeria The federal government has saved about N55billion ($150million) from the production of locally-blended fertilizer this year. According to the presidency, the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) will deliver 4 million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertilizer to farmers at an affordable price before the end of the year. The PFI is being executed by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) through a Special Purpose Vehicle that will roll out the one million tonnes of NPK Fertilizer in five batches of 200,000 metric tonnes each. Also, the presidential aide said the 11 fertilizer blending plants in the country will be increased to 18 by the end of the year, which will in turn provide direct employment to no fewer than 50,000 Nigerians. According...Read More
In Nigeria An armyworm outbreak which has been around in the country has now taken a new dimension, devastating crops and more. Armyworm outbreak began in Oyo state and has spread very quickly to Ondo, Edo and other states two years ago. Nigeria’s Agric minister; Audu Ogbeh has stated recently that food production in the country is not affected by the outbreak. According to him; “Right now, there is hardly any state that is not affected by this pest. “The problem with armyworm is that, it hides right deep in the stem that even if you spray ordinary spray crop, it won’t stop it. “They come out at night, so, farmers have to be on alert at night or very early in the morning to spray the chemical, which is difficult and the spray is done vertically and not horizontally.’’ He explained th...Read More
Video Caption:The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross Courtesy: TED You’ve got a plan and everything is coming together, but promoting your small business and/or pitching your startup in a way of getting the word out about your new business or venture or even an idea, assuming you still have your startup at the idea stage. Wikipaedia defines a startup company as an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around innovative product, service, process or a platform. We also promote your startup on KikiConnect from where your startup is pitched to several other websites, social media platforms and more and we encourage you to become a member at Kikiconn...Read More
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