France's personal data protection agency on Wednesday fined US firm Monsanto for illegally compiling files of public figures, journalists and activists with the aim of swaying opinion towards support for its controversial pesticides. The firm, now owned by German chemical giant Bayer, failed to inform the people on the watch lists compiled in the context … Continue reading France fines US company Mosanto for illegal activities
Crop breeders grow thousands of potential varieties at a time but, until now, observations of key traits were made by hand. In a new study, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were used successfully to remotely evaluate and predict soybean maturity timing in tests of potential varieties. The use of drones for this purpose could … Continue reading Drones: Farmers’ best option for increased productivity in the 21st century
SMEs, AGRICULTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH Before the oil boom, agriculture was a major National Income (NI) earner through cash crops such as rubber, palm produce, cocoa and groundnuts. According to Adeyemi & Abiodun (2014), the agricultural sector thrives on SMEs. The two sectors offer over 90% of total jobs in Nigeria, contribute immensely to … Continue reading Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), Agriculture and Economic Growth
The get-rich-quick syndrome has changed the way youths see agriculture except in developing countries, even in the so-called underdeveloped areas. It's a lot different in most developed societies where farmers get financial support from the government. A model in an African country has taking things a bit too far in her bid to market agriculture … Continue reading Agriculture Model On The Run Way.