Rufus Durodoye, an expert Advocates Greenhouse Farming in Nigeria. At the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, he highlighted the potential benefits of greenhouse farming in Nigeria. He emphasized the employment opportunities and improved food security that comes with it. Speaking during an online presentation in Abuja, Durodoye emphasized that agriculture could be a means of economic and social integration. This would benefit migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
It would also contribute to the development of the agriculture value chain. He noted that with the right support and resources, these individuals would also feed their families. Durodoye also pointed out that many refugees possess valuable agricultural skills, such as crop production, livestock keeping, and fishing. He said this could enhance local economic development and benefit other refugees in their host communities.
Greenlight in Greenhouse Farming
Durodoye, an Expert Advocates Greenhouse Farming in Nigeria. His remarks underscore the potential of greenhouse farming to create employment opportunities and enhance food security in Nigeria. By providing a controlled environment for growing crops, greenhouse farming can increase yields and enable year-round production, helping to ensure a steady supply of fresh produce. Moreover, greenhouse farming can be undertaken on a small scale, making it accessible to households and communities.
The benefits of greenhouse farming are particularly significant for vulnerable groups, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, and schools. By providing training and resources for greenhouse farming, these groups can develop skills and earn income from selling their produce. In addition, greenhouse farming can provide a means of self-sufficiency and food security, reducing their reliance on external sources of aid.
Overall, Durodoye’s advocacy for greenhouse farming highlights the potential for agriculture to address social and economic challenges in Nigeria. By promoting sustainable farming practices and investing in the development of the agriculture value chain, Nigeria can improve food security, create employment opportunities, and promote economic development, particularly in rural areas.
News credit: Cornelius Essen, The Guardian Abuja