Agribusiness management

Career as a Farm Manager

Posted on
Career Farm Manager

The farm manager is employed by a farmer to manage a farm or group of farms. Farm managers are responsible for obtaining better yield and profitability by deciding on the crops, livestock management and production, plan farming activities, supervise other staff, planting, spraying crop protection chemicals, harvesting the crops, marketing and selling crops, documentation of all details including financial aspects […]

Agribusiness management

Importance of Macro and Micro Nutrients for Crops

Posted on
Macro & Micro Nutrients

Plant nutrition It is well known that the growth and development of the plant are majorly dependent on the availability of nutrients in the soil. Plants need a total of 16 elements for completion of a productive life cycle. There are two classes of nutrients based on the quantities they are required for the growth and development-macronutrients and micronutrients. They […]

Agribusiness management

The Importance of Soil Organic Matter

Posted on
Soil Organic Matter

Soil organic matter Soil, a living and dynamic ecosystem, is the basis of the food system. Healthy soil produces healthy crops which in turn is responsible for human health. Soils are categorized as mineral soil or organic soil based on their organic content. Mineral soils contain less than 30% organic matter and are cropping soils thus forming most of the […]

Agribusiness management

Types of Irrigation Systems in Agribusiness Management

Posted on
Irrigation systems in Agribusiness

There are two basic ways of using water for crop cultivation: rain-fed farming and irrigation. Water is naturally applied to the soil through rainfall in case of rain-fed farming whereas irrigation involves the artificial application of water for agricultural purposes. Effective irrigation is essential for the end-to-end growth process of the plant starting from seedbed preparation, germination, root development, nutrients […]

Agribusiness management

Value Chain in Agribusiness

Posted on
Value chain Agribusiness

Food Supply vs. Demand With increasing income and improving living standards, the world has witnessed a major change in the way of purchasing and consuming food. There is a growing demand for high value commodities like fruits and vegetables, fisheries and livestock, oils etc leading to diversification of production by farmers. The quality and safety of those commodities are also […]

Agriculture

The fall and Rise of Vertical Coordination in Commodity Chains in African Countries

Posted on
Vertical Coordination

Vertical Coordination Food and agricultural commodity supply chains have undergone tremendous changes in the past few decades. Lower and middle income countries constitute a major share of the worlds agricultural areas and farmers and are characterised by state controlled supply chain. In 1980s to 1990s, there was a decline in the state controlled vertical coordination in commodity chains resulting in […]

Agribusiness management

Global Food System Changes And It’s Impact

Posted on
Global Food System Changes Impacts

Food systems Food systems play a crucial role in unprecedented reductions in hunger, malnutrition and poverty since food is among the leading causes of our global health and sustainability crises. The modern food system has historical basis with many amendments made to reshape it to meet the psychological, social and cultural needs of present generations. The global food system is […]

Agriculture

Agriculture in Africa

Posted on
Agriculture In Africa

Africa Agricultural development over the past three decades Agriculture is the backbone of most African countries and forms a considerable portion of the economies in these countries. Agricultural sector contributes towards major priorities of the continent such as eradication of hunger, poverty; improved intra-continental trade and investments, industrialization and economic diversification, sustainable management of resources and environment, generation of employment […]

Agriculture

Agricultural Biodiversity

Posted on
Agricultural Biodiversity

What is agricultural biodiversity? Agriculture was first developed around 10000 years ago and biodiversity enabled evolution of farming systems. Biodiversity and agriculture are strongly interrelated in a way that biodiversity forms the basis of agriculture and agriculture promotes conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. An amalgamation of agriculture and biodiversity, in its broader sense includes all components of biodiversity in […]