Hydroponics: Growing Food Without Soil [Part 1]

Hydroponics Growing Food Without Soil [Part 1]

Hydroponics comes from the Greek word “hydro” meaning water, and “ponos” meaning labor. Hydroponics is often defined as “the cultivation of plants in water with nutrient solution.” It has since determined that many different aggregates or media will support plant growth; In other words, hydroponics is gardening without soil. hydroponics – “A technology for growing plants in nutrient solutions (water containing fertilizers) with or without the use of an artificial medium (sand, gravel, vermiculite, rockwool, perlite, peat moss, coir, or sawdust) to provide mechanical support.” In addition, some scientists defined…

Read More

Mushroom Farming Business

Mushroom Farming Business nigeria

People all over the world have foraged and harvested wild mushrooms for food over millennia. A mushroom (or toadstool) is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Mushroomcan also be described as a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems. Mushrooms, a member of the fungus family; rich in protein, vitamin B, and minerals, are edible crop with a large global market. There are different species or varieties of edible mushroom found in nature examples of which are –…

Read More

Going into the Cassava Farming Business

Going into the Cassava Farming Business nigeria

Cultivation of cassava is certainly among the most profitable agricultural business today, as it has the potential of generating enormous profits to the farmer. Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tube-like root, a major source of carbohydrates. With time Cassava has been transformed from being a “poor man’s” crop used to produce Garri (local staple food widely consumed in Africa) to a lucrative and an industrial crop, as it is now processed into products such as starch, flour, glucose…

Read More

HOW TO START A RABBIT FARM

HOW TO START A RABBIT FARM nigeria

Rabbit farming business can be a great source to meet up the food or protein demand of the society. Their meat is very testy, nutritious and easily digestible. Rabbits are known to consume very low-quality food and turn these foods to high quality meat, skin and fiber. The other important by-products from raising rabbits such as skins and urine are very useful. The skins are used in the making of mittens and gloves as the fur is fine and naturally warm. The urine is used in the manufacture of insect…

Read More

Snail Farming Business

Snail Farming nigeriaheartbeat business

Roasted snail shells have been found in archaeological excavations, an indication that snails have been eaten since prehistoric times. There are a number of Edible land snails that range in size from about one millimeter long to the giant African snail (Achatina fulica) which occasionally grow up to 312 mm (12 1⁄4 in) in length. Ancient method of snail farming or heliciculture have been described by Fulvius Lippinus (49 BC). The snails were fattened for human consumption using spelt and aromatic herbs.  People of European decent usually raised snails in pens near the…

Read More

Going into the Kitchenware Retail Business

Going into the Kitchenware Retail Business nigeria

 The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another…is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals. – Adam Smith (1723-1790) Kitchenware stores are not different from any other store, these stores sell cooking-related items like silverware, dishes, and cookware to everyday people, food vendors, eateries/restaurant owners, culinary institutes, etc. If you desire to be involved in a food-related business or you have a passion for food and cooking, opening a kitchen supplies store is an excellent idea. This is because people…

Read More

Going into the Gas Stove (Cooker) & Accessories Retail Business

Going into the Gas Stove (Cooker) & Accessories Retail Business

To be successful, you need to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Thomas Watson, Sr. Most modern homes in Nigeria towns/cities use Cooking Stove also known as Gas Cooker to heat and cook food. Utilizing either the camp stove, table-top stove or standing gas stove with oven for this purpose. For any discerning entrepreneur, this is an opportunity to venture into the profitable Gas Cooker and Accessories Retail Business. A gas stove is a stove that is fueled by combustible gas such as…

Read More

Retail Gas Business

Retail Gas Business nigeria

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. ― Ray Kroc Most of the energy used for domestic cooking in Nigerian homes comes from traditional forms of energy like Firewood and Coal (10%), kerosene (DPK) (65%), and Gas (LPG) (25%).  Annual Consumption of cooking Gas stands at 300,000 Metric Tons Per Annum (300 million KG). There is a huge market potential for retailing cooking gas. Cooking gas is called Liquefied…

Read More

Going into the “Computer Peripherals & Accessories Business”

The world is getting to the point where every home will have a computer, it is no longer an option but a necessity with respect to the global village status it has attained. Millions of offices and homes are now having one form of computer or the other while millions are being added every year. The use of the computer in Nigeria has grown beyond imagination. Nigerians in the public sector, private sector, and homes in cities, towns and villages now need the computer in one form or the other…

Read More

A Guide to Succeeding in PTDF Interviews 2018/2019

A Guide to Succeeding in PTDF Interviews 2018/2019

An opportunity to face the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship interview panel is one you want to make good use of. As someone who has been there twice (Masters and PHD) and aced the interviews. Here are some keys you should note if you want to be adequately prepared for the interview. 1.Both MSc and Ph.D. candidates will face the interview panel.Barring any changes, there will be no “CBT test” in 2018 as in other years. Although MSc candidates can practice some past questions to deepen technical and general…

Read More