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About kalusam

I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636

How to Tap into the Pineapple farming goldmine for profit in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest producer of Pineapple in Africa and the 7th largest in the world, with Costa Rica, Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and India being first six. Pineapple farming is indeed a great goldmine in Nigeria as the fruit … Continue reading

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New opportunities for Pitch AgriHack 2017 winners in 2018

Six youth start-ups, who were each awarded with investment, promotional support, capacity building and network opportunities after winning CTA’s 2017 Pitch AgriHack! initiative are looking forward to the new opportunities that 2018, and continuing support from CTA and partners, will … Continue reading

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e-Agriculture update : Block chain use in agriculture #AgBlockchain

The e-Agriculture Team is inviting interested person to a Twitter chat on “The use of blockchain for Agriculture” which will be held on Twitter The following are the details:- Date : Tuesday 27 February 2018 Time : 11:00 to 18:00 (CEST) (Time convertor) Hashtag: #AgBlockchain … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Dry Season Farming With the Right Irrigation System

Every year in Nigeria and in most parts of sub saharan Africa after about 4-6 months of Rainfall we get to the dry months where solar radiation is scorching and soil water depletes. The time where seasonal farmers drop their … Continue reading

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USA: Grad student earns fellowship for work on cucumbers

By Melanie Greaver Cordova Matt Hayes/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lauren Brzozowski inspects cucumber plants in the Guterman Greenhouse Complex. Greenhouse fans hum overhead as graduate student Lauren Brzozowski steps from pot to pot, prepping towering cucumber plants for … Continue reading

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Zambia: Syngenta and USAID/ Feed the Future Invest $1.8 million to help Smallholder Farmers

PRESS RELEASE/ REPUBLISHED In 20 districts across Zambia, Syngenta will establish 20 seedling production sites, each owned and operated by an Entrepreneurial Young Plant Raiser (YPR) LUSAKA, Zambia, April 28, 2017/ Syngenta in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Learn how Doeland Farms is developing the Rabbit Industry in Nigeria!

Do you love rabbits? Do you know rabbit meat tastes so good and are very healthy too? Do you know you can make good money in 2017, raising rabbits? To find answers to this questions we visited Doeland Farms and … Continue reading

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Meet Our YAP of the Year, CEO of FreshDirectNG “The Revolution in the Agribusiness sector in Nigeria”

Several Young people and interestingly young women are doing Agriculture as a business this days. One of them is Our Young Agribusiness Person(YAP) of the Year – Angel Adelaja, founder & CEO of FreshDirectNG and winner of the She Leads … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Apply for an Opportunity to learn from practical vegetable farmer!

Are you a young person who wants to learn directly from a practical vegetable farmer, on how to successfully farm each of the following: Watermelon Cucumber Green beanls Green pepper Cabbage SweetCorn Lettuce e.t.c Training is for 3 months; after which … Continue reading

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6 Steps to succeed in Agribusiness as a #Youth…my experience! #IYD2016

Well its 12th August, 2016 and today been the International youth day, i decided to reflect on the Nigerian Youth and their get rich quick farming mentality. Everyone wants to become a cucumber farmer, now everyone wants to go into … Continue reading

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