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September 15 2022

How GIS Is Supporting 60,000 Ginger Farmers in Nigeria

Reacting to the supply chain crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and wanting to ensure long-term resiliency in Nigeria’s agricultural output, Agrolog Limited, an innovative Nigeria-based agribusiness, partnered with the Mastercard Foundation in August 2021 to support 60,000 small-scale ginger growers, primarily women and young people, in Kaduna State. “The ginger value chain, if well […]

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August 4 2022

Promoting food security in Northeast Nigeria through livestock production

In Nigeria, livestock production is considered the second largest agricultural sub-sector and reportedly contributes 5% of the agricultural GDP. It is considered a “safety net” that helps rural households cushion the shocks they face as small-scale crop producers. Despite its importance to rural smallholders, the livestock sector has remained underdeveloped, with a myriad of factors […]

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August 4 2022

Water Resource Management, Pastoral Communities, Conflict Mitigation, and how Ikore Is Providing Succor.

The last few decades have witnessed overwhelming burdens of strife, conflict, and natural and socio-economic disasters. One of such challenges is the predominant conflict between farmers and herders in the Sahelian regions of Sub-Saharan Africa especially in Northern Nigeria, gasping for their share of the limited land and water resources, and grazing pastures for their […]

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August 4 2022

Addressing climate-induced livelihood failures in Northeast Nigeria: the IKORE model

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity in the 21st century and is a major contributor to livelihood failures in sub-Saharan Africa. The climate crisis in Nigeria is leaving debilitating effects on the people’s livelihood and survival and the worst affected communities are those of Northeastern Nigeria. In this area, the most […]

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August 3 2022

How ikore is building resilience and improving livelihoods of rural poor livestock farmers through climate-smart practices in Northern Nigeria

Livestock production forms an important aspect of the livelihood of smallholders in Northern Nigeria. Over 80% of households in Northern Nigeria keep either small ruminants or poultry as assets they rely on especially during the lean farming seasons and as safety nets against shocks they face as small-scale producers. Despite the huge reliance of the […]

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May 18 2022

Epidemiology and socio-economic impact of PPR in Nigerian smallholder livestock communities

Theme: Epidemiology and Socio-Economic context of PPR in Nigerian smallholder livestock communities Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a disease of huge economic importance to the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in Nigeria. PPR affects small ruminants’ populations, mainly sheep and goats. The annual global loss due to PPR is estimated to be between $1.4 […]

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April 26 2022

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES THAT ENHANCES BIODIVERSITY

Diversity makes life interesting. Imagine seeing the same old species of plants, animals, birds, fish and other living organisms all year round, world over. Boring right? Correct.

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April 26 2022

GARDENING IDEAS FOR URBAN HOUSES

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. Knowing the advantages of gardening makes you want to go all out and enjoy the benefits. To start with, the maximum exposure to vitamin D and the enjoyable aerobic exercise gardening provides make it worthwhile. Being surrounded by nature, digging, planting and watering can improve your..

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April 26 2022

YOUTH INCLUSIVENESS IN AGRICULTURE: A Necessity for Food Security

Employment opportunities abound in the agricultural sector  since every aspect of the agricultural value chain is laden with high probabilities lying untapped. In Nigeria however, the sector is said to be unattractive to young people for reasons not…

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April 26 2022

AGRICULTURAL MARKET SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

griculture in Nigeria has been the economic backbone for a significant number of households, employing more than 60% of Nigeria’s total labor force.  

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