Earth’s population is slated to touch the 10-billion mark not too far into the future. Not only does this call for a radical overhaul of our food distribution systems, it needs a brand-new, age-old look at food production too, beginning with agriculture.
In countries like Nigeria, where agriculture is riddled with a host of challenges, there is a growing need to look at alternative ways to fuel the economy and introduce safer and more sustainable practices. Microbiome technology is the answer.
Whether you’re giving growing a pesticide-free vegetable patch a shot or dabbling in a new hobby in a small corner of your terrace, the benefits of having a kitchen or home garden are immense. And with Magic Gro Plant Care, the science of gardening is now quite easily accessible.
Some amount of fruit drop – the premature shedding of fruit from a tree before its time – is considered normal in the world of cultivation. However, it is alarming when a very large number of fruit or produce “drops” or is lost prematurely. This kind of fruit drop has long been a cause of worry for farmers everywhere. Magic Gro is the solution.
While 75 percent of Nigeria’s land is suitable for agriculture, Nigeria is still struggling to solve her food and agriculture problems. Nigeria is blessed with abundant fertile land, human resources and a history of agricultural practice. It is time to build on this and bring the benefits of organic farming to the people of Nigeria.
Awareness is increasing among people about the ill-effects of GMOs. One must take into consideration health and environmental impact, whether we are a consumer or producer.
The pros of a healthy, farm-to-table system are many. Aside from healthier produce for consumers, it also ensures a healthy agriculture system, the soil, the livestock and a healthier work environment for all the hands at work within it.
In my previous post, I wrote about the potential of microbes to change the face of the agricultural industry. A critical player in the health of soil ecosystems, microbes are responsible for nitrogen fixation and phosphate solubilisation actions that nourish crops.
Our soil is one of the most prominent reasons that life is possible on this planet. By definition, soil is particulate surface material made up of various minerals as well as organic matter. Soil supports and nourishes plant and animal life by providing it with nutrients.
Before 12,000 BC, when a climate change event occurred, man was more of a hunter-gatherer. Farming was ‘invented’ in different places: in West Asia about 12,000 BC, in Africa about 10,000 BC, in South America and China about 8000 BC. From these places, agriculture spread to Europe, northern Europe, Sudan and Native Americans between 7000 BC and 1 AD.