Introduction to Cassava

  1. INTRODUCTION

Cassava is a tuberous root that contains 60% to 70% moisture and has a shelf life of two (2) to three (3) days. Once harvested, it has to be either consumed immediately or harvested into a more into a more stable product.

Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world. It is estimated that in 2001, its production was about 34 million metric tons (MT) a year (FAO, 2002). Total area used for harvesting the crop in 2001 was 3.125 million

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FEASIBILITY OF INVESTING IN FOOD BANK STORAGE

FEASIBILITY OF INVESTING IN FOOD BANK STORAGE

A food bank or foodbank is generally a non-profit, charitable organization that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid starvation.

Food bank usually operates on the "warehouse" model. They act as food storage and distribution depots for smaller front line agencies; and usually do not themselves give out food directly to the hungry. After the f

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Tomato Processing Excerpt

Tomato Processing Excerpt

IT is no exaggeration to say that besides the oil sector, the agricultural sector is the pivot on which the Nigerian economy revolves. It employs directly over 70% of the population and a sizeable percentage indirectly. Not less than 5% of total exports, 72% of the non-oil exports and about 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are contributed by that sector. 

 

 Indeed, its importance cannot be o

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METHODOLOGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION OF AGRIC PRODUCE

LATEST METHODOLOGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION OF AGRIC PRODUCE FROM FARM TO STORAGE SITE

Tomatoes are highly perishable in nature hence quick means of transportation is necessary. Tomatoes are transported by road through tractors, trucks and also by rail and air to distant markets. Village produce is transported to the nearby towns and city markets only by road.

Tomatoes have a short shelf life and can quickly go mouldy. Much of the tomatoes produced are wasted because they are

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Facts About Tomatoes

How do tomatoes survive transport? 
If you have ever seen a load of tomatoes rolling down the freeways of central California filled to the brim, you may have wondered what keeps them from smashing themselves. These tomatoes have been selectively bred for over 50 years to be quite different from the tomato you would buy in the store. One of the qualities they have is a much thicker skin than fresh tomatoes; it is this property that allows them to survive the weight

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How to Preserve Tomotoes

   

 

photo collage of various fruits and vegetables

 

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GETTING TO KNOW THE ESSENCE OF E-COMMERCE IN AGRICULTURE

E-commerce

Ecommerce (e-commerce) or electronic commerce, a subset of ebusiness, is the purchasing, selling, and exchanging of goods and services over computer networks (such as the Internet) through which transactions or terms of sale are performed electronically.

Advantages of E-commerce

  1. It can help increase profits; it can increase sales and decrease costs.
  2. It can help organizations do business 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

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Advantages of E-commerce

Top 11 Advantages of E-commerce Over Traditional Retail

When you read the following list of advantages of e-commerce for businesses and customers, you will get the sense that e-commerce is the holy grail of retail.

1. Overcome Geographical Limitations

If you have a physical store, you are limited by the geographical area that you can service. With an e-commerce website, the whole world is your playground. Additionally, the a

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How to Practice Sustainable Agriculture

Don't confuse "sustainable" with "organic".

An organic label means that the food was grown or raised without the use of synthetic chemicals (but there are exceptions).

  • Lots of people confuse sustainable agriculture with organic farming. Both are aimed at using more ecologically sens

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MEETING MARKET REQUIREMENTS

This theme describes the framework for the GRDC’s investments in grain quality and functionality

to help growers maintain and expand access to markets.

 

Australia’s domestic and international customers seek a consistent supply of grain that is both:

-- a quality product that is compliant with statutory and customer-specific requirements

-- a functional product that performs reliably for the desired end use.

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PROTECTING YOUR CROP

PROTECTING YOUR CROP

This theme aims to develop cost-effective control options that prevent pests, weeds and diseases from causing crop yield and quality losses, and increase growers’ profit.

 

Existing control measures for pests, weeds and diseases require ongoing review in light of:

-- potential and actual incursions of exotic pests

-- changes in regulation of pesticide use and access

-- the need to

-- reduce t

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