Vegetables are one of the most consumed foods worldwide because of their high nutritional value. Although the vegetable business is profitable, vegetable farmers usually face challenges accessing quality seed, knowledge of good agronomic practices, and markets. In resolving these challenges, the\u00a0IITA Business Incubation Platform\u00a0(BIP), in conjunction with\u00a0Rijk Zwaan\u00a0and\u00a0Seedforth Agro, hosted a virtual Vegetable Field Day on 30 September. The aim was to showcase vegetables and their market potential to farmers and equip them with knowledge on crop management practices, and where to source for quality seeds. The event brought together breeders, agronomists, and agribusiness specialists from host organizations who shared with farmers advice ranging from markets, use of quality seed,\u00a0 good agronomic practices, and dealing with pests and diseases. Clement Onoja, Business Development Manager, Seedforth Agro, enlightened participants on good crop management strategies for selected vegetables including how to detect and manage plant viral and bacterial diseases. In her input on good agronomic practices, Miriam Samekpolo, IITA BIP vegetable team lead, advised farmers that choosing good seed, good soil, and setting up a greenhouse would aid maximum productivity in vegetable farming. Eugene Agricolo of Rijk Zwaan, Agricolo spoke on the general procedure for raising good seedlings. \u201cRaising seedlings\/nursery involves making a good bed, using organic manure, having a good planting material, and good dedication to the plants for good production,\u201d he said. The vegetable field day happens every year and is hosted by IITA BIP. Participants are taken on a tour of the greenhouse where vegetables are planted, and the field where crops are showcased. This year\u2019s demonstration was virtual with a live video from the greenhouse and open field at IITA. Vegetables, including tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, sweet pepper, and cabbage were showcased. HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR Top 10 Smartphone Brands Capture 88% Market Share in Q2 2020 as Huawei and Samsung Tie at 20% Worldwide\u00a0smartphone\u00a0sales suffered a hit during the second quarter of 2020, dropping by 20.4%. In total, 294.7 million units were sold during the three-month period compared to 370.3 million units in Q2 2019. Ogun Govt Releases N500,000 to Trade Associations, Artisan Groups In a bid to further enhance rapid economic growth in Ogun State as well as ensure the wellbeing of its citizenry, the State Government has released the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira as subvention to Trade Associations and Artisan Groups. You Should Probably Shut Up At These Critical Times Talking can\u00a0help you connect with others, but it can also destroy relationships. Here are some critical times when you should shut your mouth\u2014before you put your foot in it. Sani Abacha loot - The only guaranteed money back scheme in Nigeria The late General Sani Abacha was a Nigerian army general and dictator who ruled Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. The Sani Abacha administration period had a boom in the country's federal exchange reserve from $494 million in 1993 to $9.6 billion by the middle of 1997 and the administration also reduced the external debt of Nigeria from $36billiom in 1993 to $27 billion by 1997. How to apply for the Youtube Black Voices Fund for Nigerian Artists and Creators Youtube recently announced that artists and creators from Nigeria can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund. The global $100m fund will, over the next three years, offer support to Black Artists and creators so they can thrive on Youtube. Orange collaborates with Smart Africa and announces new investments in Africa to improve the quality of service and data security for end-users Orange, a platinum member of the\u00a0Smart Africa\u00a0Alliance, supports the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of communication and keeping the traffic generated and destined for Africa within Africa.