The weekend is here and we cannot wait to let loose.
However, before we do, let’s run you through some of the interesting tweets that caught our attention.
If you would like to catch up on our previous agric tweets, you can simply click here.
Now, let’s get to it:
We are starting out with some of the best news we’ve heard all week. Firs things first, Farmcrowdy launched a new website to make agri business easier:
Farm Better with The All New Farmcrowdy 2.0.💃💃💃
We just launched a new version of our website with a number of new features:
1. New Dashboard.
2. Sponsorship History.
3. Easier Sign up/Log in with more social options.
Continue👇#Agritech #Farm #InternationalDayOfHappiness pic.twitter.com/vAZ2SpE34R
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) March 20, 2019
An additional $1 million funding was also announced:
Today, we have many reasons to celebrate. 💃🍾💃🍾
From launching as Farmcrowdy Group to raising additional funding ($1M) to launching a brand new farm (Ginger) as well as a new version of our website.
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) March 21, 2019
Many joined in on the celebrations:
— Max Cuvellier (@Cvllr) March 21, 2019
— THINK MEDIA NG (@Thinkmedia_NG) March 21, 2019
— Paystack (@paystack) March 21, 2019
A lot of good news around the agricultural world. Poultry farmers in Plateau were trained:
The Training of poultry farmers and Live Bird Market (LBM) operators, organized by the @FAO in collaboration with @FmardNg @NVRI opened today in Plateau on implementation of biosecurity measures to control and contain poultry diseases.@FAOnews @FAOAfrica @FAOWestAfrica pic.twitter.com/KlATcvfNoQ
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) March 18, 2019
FLASH: The Dept of Farm Inputs Support Services of @FmardNg has commenced the training of fertilizer quality control Inspectors for the southern states in continuation of its capacity building for effective monitoring and quality assessment of fertilizers in the Nigerian markets. pic.twitter.com/rFd3cDEllm
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) March 20, 2019
The minister of agriculture, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, visited the Bobi grazing reserve:
Today, I was in Niger state on a site visit to the massive Bobi grazing reserve, sitting on a 31,000ha land. I commend the state government for a comprehensive development plan to bring the grazing reserve to life. This is part of the solutions to the crop farmers/herders crisis. pic.twitter.com/Bm9k1P44aT
— Audu Ogbeh (@AuduOgbeh) March 21, 2019
The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme had something to tell us:
The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme asides from feeding nutritious meals to our children, creates an end-to-end value chain that includes farmers, traders, aggregators and cooks.
— NHGSFP – National Home-Grown School Feeding Prog. (@NHGSFP) March 18, 2019
Women in Rwanda are also making a statement:
— FAO (@FAO) March 19, 2019
Today is International Water Day and we are reminded that wasting food equates to wasting water:
Today is #WorldWaterDay! 💧
When you waste food you also waste the #water that went into producing it!
— FAO (@FAO) March 22, 2019
In conclusion, food and water are important:
In a world of 7 billion, there are many things that connect us, and one of these is FOOD!
— FAO (@FAO) March 17, 2019
Speaking of food, we will leave you with this food for thoughts:
The value of Agriculture imports declined by 3.9% from ₦886.7 billion in 2017 to ₦851.6 billion in 2018.
In 2018, agricultural exports grew the highest by 77.37% from ₦170.4 billion in 2017 to ₦302.2 billion in 2018
Is diversification having effect?https://t.co/iN1812LSdj
— Oluwole Dada (@oluwole_dada) March 19, 2019
What do you think? Is diversification towards the agric sector having an effect or is still too early to tell? Let us know in the comments.
That’s it for this week’s agric tweets of the week.
We’ll meet again next week and until then, remember to say Thank You to a farmer when next you see one.