Agri-tech spotlight: Aeroponics

One of our specialist areas is that of Aeroponics, a technology of growing crops in the air without soil. The Benefits include: Elimination of the nexxessity of fertile land and soil, thus, amerliorates the current challenges faced in int the agriculture sector, Not as labor intensive as conventional farming, thus, reducing significant costs to the farmer, Eliminates tje need for pesticides, Low resistance on fertilizers, Increase speed of harvest by 45% to 70% compared to conventional farming.

Other benefits include: Elimination of seasonal dependency due to controlled climate within the green house/and or screen house,Eliminates post-harvest wastage, Drastically reduces the amount of water used by 95% due to the recycled water structure put in place, Scalability, Substantial expansion creates more jobs and raises the standard of living and finally increased profitability.

Strategic thinking

In 1961, Nigeria controlled 42% of the global groundnut market, 27% of the palm oil market, 18% of the cocoa market, and 1.4% of the cotton market. Today, Nigeria is a net importer of these produce.

Nigeria has lost its dominance to the likes of China, USA, Indonesia, Argentina, Ghana, and Cote d-Ivoire due to:

Lack of marketing organization linking farmers to markets
Inadequate form of planting materials, fertilizers, credit and rural infrastructure

Implementing a Strategy for Growth

Private sector leadership

In Kenya, initiatives driven by the private sector propelled it to the world’s number one horticulture market and created eight million jobs.

Supportive fiscal policies

Countries such as Malawi, China, Vietnam, Brazil, and Thailand became self-sufficient in food production within years of transforming their agricultural sectors, through national input support programs focused on small holder farmers.

Infrastructure investments

Market information systems

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