Being a rich and being a wealthy sounds like an attractive goal but, there’s a big difference between the two, as riches and wealth vary in acquisition. The notable and important difference between being rich and being wealthy is knowledge. The wealthy ones know what to do make the money and sustain it in the long run while rich ones only have money there and then. Rich people get motivated by money either in get-rick-quick scheme or even by honest means but wealthy people are motivated by their dreams, vision, goals, purpose and passion. For most wealthy folks, it not just about having money, but making money out of money and maintaining it that way.

Community farming offers many benefits to farmers who want to practice sustainable agriculture and to communities who want fresh, healthy, locally-produced food.

Healthy Local Economies

Community farms are locally owned and operated, and democratically controlled. Local farms keep money circulating in their communities rather than exporting it to absentee owners or shareholders, and the benefits are passed on to local restaurants, farmers markets, retailers, and consumers.

We believe in the value of conducting trainings because it enhances the capabilities and knowledge of employees and today, we had in our midst two UNIDO HP Life Trainers, Mrs. Onome Okuribido and Mrs. Alero Binitie build employees on the Basics of Finance.


These are preparatory finance steps in entrepreneurship that helps and equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to start and establish a business. It is important to understand some concepts in business. BREAK EVEN POINT is that point where one is neither gaining nor losing. It is an ability to determine one's expense and gain in a given month.

Demand for bio-fuels is increasing global food prices, says study.

Using crops for fuel is putting pressure on food prices says a new analysis, which calls for an end to food-based bio-fuels. Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new analysis. There has been a surge in the production of bio-fuels in Europe and the US since the early 2000s, backed by policies designed to cut use of fossil fuels, such as the first EU bio-fuel directive in 2003. In the face of criticism about bio-fuels’ link to rising food prices and deforestation, the EU agreed to cap the use of food-based bio-fuels at 7% in 2015.  

The mark of higher education isn't the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It's the skills you gain about how to learn

Adam Grant


These are special competencies a person acquires over a period of time to correctly perform a task/procedure or correctly deal with specific situations.

Life Skills

This is a term used to describe a set of skills acquired through learning and/or direct life experience that are used to help individuals and groups effectively handle problems and questions commonly encountered in their daily life.

Basic Life Skills

These enable us to effectively manage the challenges and questions we face in our daily lives. Basic Life Skills include:
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Refusal
  • Confidence
  • Assertiveness

More than 40,000 rice farmers are to receive farming inputs from the federal government in Kebbi and Zamfara States for dry season farming, local officials said on Monday. In Zamfara, Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Ishaq Ajiya-Anka, said 5,403 rice farmers would receive the inputs within the week. According to him, five cluster distribution centers in the state have been set up with locations in Gusau, Shinkafi, Bukkuyum, Dansadau and Talata-Mafara. According to him, all the necessary inputs, including organic fertilizer, seeds, herbicides, NPK and urea fertiliser, sprayers and pumping machines, are in place and stored at the designated centers.


We held another farm visit today, as it is our culture for #FarmFriday. It was another exciting time as we made our way to Mpape with expectations as how the farm would looking owing to the rains and last visit. We were not disappointed as the farm glowed green from meters away. The farm caretakers and Alexijan team were on ground to receive us. The farm supervisor Mathew Zaki, went with some team members to administer Lytavite Plus Dextrose to the birds while the Farm Security, Yau Mohammed took the rest of the team round the farm showing and explaining to them the crops that are doing well, the new crops planted in the farm and the reason for planting them.

Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small rural farmers that are women, this is to say that women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but yet lack adequate access and control over all land and productive resources. These women are hardly included in the design and planning of Agricultural programs and policies.


Gender is the most talked about topic in the world, as issues arise everyday in relation to equality, inequality and parity.
Gender parity is a numerical measure concept related to gender equality that compares a wide range of gender, including incomes, college graduation rates, and workforce participation, among others.


Gender parity concerns relative equality in terms of numbers and proportions of women and men, girls and boys, and when males-to-females ratios are calculated instead, the label ‘sex ratio’ is used instead of ‘gender parity’.

How can you lead innovations? Leading Innovation = Creativity + Commercialization
“..if we want to succeed as an organization – we must drive innovation into everything we do" Chairman Bill Ford's speech, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WASHINGTON, DC November 22, 2005.


  • Innovation - What is it?
  • Types of innovation
  • What is Creativity?
  • Portrait of a Creative Person
  • Five Tips To Help You Enhance Your Creativity
  • A Suggested Innovation Framework

The official Farm handover from LEEA Global Resources to Alexijan Consults - the implementing partner which shall host and manage the Alexijan Farms (pilot farms under the YFarm Project II) took place on the 14th of February. It was indeed a day filled with so much excitement as partners, team members, workers and volunteers graced the occasion. The transformation of the farm is indeed a beauty to behold. Structures have been set in place to actualize the goal of organic farming.

Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN) was founded on November 27th 2008 and is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as a non-political, non-profit making and non-governmental organization. We aim to stimulate positive change, promote social responsibility, environmental sustainability and spirit of volunteerism in our society as well as facilitate inter-generational relationship. We develop appropriate Behavior Change Communication materials used in advocating for value re-orientation and active participation in community development. We are committed to promoting the human rights of children and young people especially vulnerable children and young people. Based in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, we advocate, educate and network towards a just and inclusive society in Nigeria and beyond.

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” ~Albert Schweitzer

As our custom is, we welcome volunteers in our organizations as we believe that Volunteerism empowers you to help others and be part of a cause greater than yours. Our volunteer profile today is NNAJI PAUL, the calm indigene of Enugu State who joined our team this month but has participated and gained from our boot camps was excited to share his views.

Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
  Today, the main concern in the agricultural sector is to provide simultaneously enough food, in quantity and quality, to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population and to conserve natural resources for future generations. When we say Food security, we are also talking about the availability and equal distribution of nutritious food. When healthy food becomes scarce, people shift focus to less nutritious options thereby increasing the risk of an unhealthy lifestyle which can lead to reduced productivity, less immunity and impaired physical and mental development.

The first world countries described as "Developed" often categorize third world countries as “Developing”,  however lack of material wealth does not really indicate that a country is deprived. Also a strong economy in a highly developed nation does not mean much especially when a significant percentage of the population is struggling to cross the poverty line and manage vulnerability.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

“To be wealthy, powerful or famous does not matter to me. Starting a social good ripple that will turn to an ocean wave matters to me.” Petek Kabakci

Social Responsibility is the obligation of an organization's management towards the welfare and interests of the society in which it operates.

It was indeed a day of joy as Alexijan Consults - the implementing partner which shall host and manage the Alexijan Farms (pilot farms under the YFarm Project II) and FBIN had a meeting to sign the Memorandum Of Understanding to officially kick start The YFarm Project II: BUILDING A CLIMATE RESILIENT GENERATION. Miss Joy Amara Anyanwu; Desk Officer of Alexijan Consults was present to receive and sign the documents accompanied by Mr. Sunday Jacob: Assistant Farm Supervisor of Alexijan Farms and Mr. Chinedu Opara, Programs Manager of FBIN alongside Miss Obiageli Buzugbe; Head of Secretariat both from Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN). The meeting ended in mutual agreement and understanding as both parties were aware of their roles. This signifies that FBIN official hands over all operational implementation of YFarm Project II to Alexijan Consults for proper coordination of the YFarm Project II.

"If you're surrounded by negativity, then how can you expect to have a positive and joyful life? Those who are negative can get more stressed, more sick, and have less opportunities than those who are positive."

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings" - Masanobu Fukuoka

After an eventful visit on the 2nd of this month, the YFarm Project team members looked forward to a return. Friday is here, and we are ready!
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