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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST DECRY THE ALARMING RISE IN THE PRICES OF FOOD ITEMS

The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) has expressed concern over alarming rise in prices of food items across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In a statement made by Prof. Job Nmadu, the National President of the association in Abuja, he said the pandemic had disrupted some vital agricultural activities. The 2019/2020 harvest, land preparations and planting for 2020 and 2021 season had been disrupted, which has led to the high cost of food items. Nmadu said this would lead to devastating conditions like starvation unless something was done by the government and relevant stakeholders urgently to forestall the situation.

 

According to him, “Prices of food items have risen sharply further making it difficult for most Nigerians to afford food items that would provide balanced nutrition. In order to avoid widespread hunger and starvation in 2021, the government must start working on strategies that would ensure that shortages are appropriately supplemented. In particular, post-harvest losses which are about 34 percent of harvest must be prevented as much as possible.”

 

Commenting on the other areas of life affected by the pandemic, he said the educational sector was one of the most hit. That it had become necessary for stakeholders to undertake robust consultations to give online schooling a priority in the country. He, therefore, called for more investment in Information Communication Technology (ICT). That most countries of the world are providing infrastructure for free Wi-Fi in public places, buildings, and educational institutions.

 

He also stated that it was not sustainable in Nigeria, for students and pupils to be expected to buy their data. That it would be necessary to include the provision of Wi-Fi as part of conditions for operating schools. “The long-term impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the socio-economic and cultural life of Nigeria and Nigerians is disturbing. The pandemic led to the closure of all educational institutions in the country since March 2020 and necessary measures must be taken to ensure that students do not lose out completely.” He added.

 

Nmadu called on relevant stakeholders for resolution of pending issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to ensure a win-win situation for all.

 

Reported by OLADIMEJI OGUNTOYINBO,

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ODOUR AND AMMONIA BUILD UP: ORGANIC CONTROL WITH WOOD ASH AND CHARCOAL

Wood ash and charcoal have often been used in different ways locally to solve different problems. Wood ash has always been used in the local way to control lice in poultry birds.

 

New findings state that Wood ash and charcoal can be used to control ammonia odour build-up in poultry. This was made known by one of the members of the General Poultry Matter’s Group on Whatsapp with a video demonstration of its use.

 

It was stated that the wood ash and charcoal can be used to control the buildup and ammonia and microbial activities that cause diseases. According to the video posted in the group, the wood ash and charcoal is not just effective in controlling odour and microbial breeding on the faeces but also good for controlling lice in birds. It has no side effect on the birds as it is an organic and cheap method of eradicating poultry odour.

 

In demonstration of how to apply it, for brooding chicks, you spread the ash evenly like the beddings on the floor and then add the wood shavings on them. It keeps the litter dry and prevents any microbial breeding in the litter.

 

How to control odour from poultry faeces has been a major challenge to most poultry farmers especially the ones close to where people are living. If this is found to be very effective as demonstrated, this will help farmers to solve one of their major challenge in a very cheap way.

 

Reported by OLADIMEJI OGUNTOYINBO,

🌳FARMING NEWS TODAY,

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