Happy Friday Friends!
Fridays are for our weekly farm series “Agric Tweets of The Week” and like always, we have a roundup of the news reports, events, comments and announcements as regards agriculture from twitter.
Let’s take you on a ride.
In no particular order, here;
“Africa is going to be the food basket of the world”- Prof. Osinbajo
VP @ProfOsinbajo: To bring in the smart money we need to show that there is an income stream. And the opportunities abound, in agriculture etc. For example, Africa is going to be the food basket of the world. #VPAtSiliconValley
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) July 10, 2018
We have said this over and over again and @Simshagaya just nailed the box. Read:
I am a strong advocate of import substitution. Nigeria mustn’t import anything that it has the compelling ability to make locally. No matter if price or pain rises transiently. We must protect our farmers, manufacturers and tech businesses. See US average tarrifs from 1821-2016 pic.twitter.com/pewVRwatRs
— Sim Shagaya (@SimShagaya) July 11, 2018
“Another set of billionaires will be organic fertilizer producers” What are your thoughts?
For young Africans doing R&D for agriculture, please focus on how you can develop a sellable and well packaged organic fertilizer.
— Rótìmí Olawale (@RotimiLawale) July 9, 2018
FG Signs MoU to establish large-scale rice mills InNigeria.. Nice one!
NEWS FLASH: FG Signs MoU To Establish Large Scale Rice Mills In Nigeria
As part of efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in local rice production, the Federal Govt of Nigeria today signed a MoU for the procurement of integrated large-scale rice mills…https://t.co/dtkhopG9jt pic.twitter.com/LsDMKdEOTV
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) July 9, 2018
What are your thoughts about the impact of the government on Agriculture in Nigeria? Do you agree with the tweet below?
"If every government put in at least 10% annually in Agriculture, then the proposed 6% growth of Agriculture in Nigeria would be achieved", @azubike Food and Agriculture Programme Coordinator, @ActionAidNG.#FeedingNaija#MorningRush@ActionAidUSA @FmardNg @obyezeks @Omojuwa pic.twitter.com/cw9SSIOKHl
— ActionAid Nigeria (@ActionAidNG) July 10, 2018
“What has happened to Agriculture?”-Twitter Thread by @Olonka
I'm not currently governance and I won't pretend to know better.
However, I'm genuinely curious as to why already burdened citizens should be charged more tax rather than sustained efforts to increase agricultural output.
— Olonka (@The9thKing) July 13, 2018
I'm always curious to find out what or who exactly is working so hard to make life more difficult for us.
Because all we want is food on our tables, cash in pocket, schools to attend, security, Healthcare and functioning systems.
— Olonka (@The9thKing) July 13, 2018
…Now this tweet caught our attention and we just had to re-post:
For instance, type on Google, how to start up a farming business in Nigeria. I bet the top articles there are from clueless supposed agric farmers.
Why don't we see headlines like, how to start up a telecommunications business in Nigeria.
Agriculture is serious business.
— Aina Tolulope (@Ainatolulope1) July 9, 2018
The USDA Food security has got a safety tip for us. Read;
Cross-contamination played a large role in our study. About 50% of participants contaminated their spice containers due to improper hand washing. Remember to wash surfaces & hands with warm soapy water before & after handling raw foods to prevent cross-contamination. pic.twitter.com/546qHjyolL
— USDA Food Safety (@USDAFoodSafety) July 12, 2018
Thank you for reading and remember to thank a farmer this weekend.