Friday, July 21, 2017

Nigeria and Farming; the Importance of Agriculture

After the discovery of oil in Nigeria, the country stopped investing in agriculture and decided to rely almost solely on income from oil.  Even then, agriculture remained a primary activity of the majority of the rural people in Nigeria. Many are subsistence farmers, farming primarily to survive, rather than farming for income. Ripples agrees with this article which highlights the importance of farming in Nigeria:

To help women grow food to feed their families and teach them to grow food sustainably without degrading the land, Ripples will be flagging off RIPPLES FARMS project in Ogidi Nigeria, working with partner Universities in the US, Ripples Farms will include a Business Incubator Centre where 2000 women and 1000 youths from 20 villages will be trained by our partners on Agroforestry, Permaculture and Business.
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