The farm settlement is a project proposal by AFROWOOD. The aim is to establish a network of viable, humane farm settlements dedicated to the production and sustainable models for farms.

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The farm settlement is a project proposal by AFROWOOD. The aim is to establish a network of viable, humane farm settlements dedicated to the production and sustainable models for farms.Establishing the model farm settlement is necessary to demonstrate real humane alternatives to poor welfare farming practices and to develop practical solutions that are relevant in terms of culture, science, climate, species and topography.

 

Benefits

  • To demonstrate to the global farming community that humane and sustainable farming is possible, and obtain their support for this higher welfare method of farming
  • Direct support to reduce poverty.
  • Provide management training.
  • Provide consultancy and advisory services.
  • Conduct applied management research, special and diagnostic studies.
  • Disseminate management information.
  • Contribute to policy development which would enhance better management of the agricultural and rural sector in Nigeria

The farm settlement is a project proposal by AFROWOOD. The aim is to establish a network of viable, humane farm settlements dedicated to the production and sustainable models for farms.

Establishing the model farm settlement is necessary to demonstrate real humane alternatives to poor welfare farming practices and to develop practical solutions that are relevant in terms of culture, science, climate, species and topography.
Benefits

  • To demonstrate to the global farming community that humane and sustainable farming is possible, and obtain their support for this higher welfare method of farming
  • Direct support to reduce poverty.
  • Provide management training.
  • Provide consultancy and advisory services.
  • Conduct applied management research, special and diagnostic studies.
  • Disseminate management information.
  • Contribute to policy development which would enhance better management of the agricultural and rural sector in Nigeria

The Importance of coconut  Tree

Fresh Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
The Farm at Agritopia. Copyright: Agritopia
Cassava, (Manihot esculenta), also called manioc, mandioca, or yuca, tuberous edible plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from the American tropics. It is cultivated throughout the tropical world for its tuberous roots, from which cassava flour, breads, tapioca, a laundry starch, and an alcoholic beverage are derived. Cassava root is very rich in starch and contains significant amounts of calcium, dietary fiber, manganese, iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
MODERNIZATION OF THE FARMING INDUSTRY THROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL IMPLEMENTATION

The modernization of the farming industry is essential to the survival and growth of the farmers in Nigeria. In order to ensure that production is at its optimal capacity, and quality, innovative technology has to be implemented.
It is within the above premise that we will like to propose the development of economic municipalities like a place of agriculture that we call the Jewel of Africa. Our intention is to explore how we can work together with this government to achieve the vision of feeding a starving population and a creation of an economically nation with a pilot scheme to kick start the program in the six geo-political zones.

CREATION OF JOBS FOR THE YOUTH AND LESS PRIVILEGED
The estimated population of Nigeria is said to have reached about 167 million people according to the National Bureau of Statistics in 2012. Furthermore the National Population Commission states that about half of the population consists of the youths defined as individuals between the ages of 15 and 34 years. As the youth population grows so does the unemployment rate.

Firstly, in regards to age, younger youths struggle more to find jobs, at least two-thirds of unemployed youths are between the ages of 15 and 24 years, which is a staggering statistic if you take into account that the upper quartile of the age range consists of those that are expected to be graduates. Secondly, regarding gender the majority of unemployed are female. Thirdly, regarding geographical location, youth unemployment is mostly in rural areas. Establishing farm settlements in rural areas will provide jobs for the underprivileged as well as the graduates who have been unable to attain employment.

Features:

  • Farm houses
  • Hospital/Medical centre
  • Commercial centre
  • Recreational centre
  • Religious centres
  • Event centre
  • Pre-School – Secondary school
  • Agricultural Training Institute
  • Lodgings
A rendering of the Floating Ponds vertical fish farm conceptualised by Surbana Jurong and Apollo Aquaculture Group. Their model of urban aquaculture has reported yields six times higher than traditional farming, using the same land area. Image: Surbana Jurong
Crocodile farming industry in South Africa. There are about 60 registered crocodile farmers in the country, with an estimated 500 000 crocodiles. According to Statistics SA, about 30 000 skins were exported in 2011, but we put the estimate at 45 000. This is worth between R30 million and R45 million, which is between N770 million and N1156 million.

Objectives

To educate the local farmers about how to reduce carbon and water footprints in banana plantations.

  • We are here to provide a better alternative to the subsistence farming (popular among our people) which has little or no input to our economic growth as a nation.
  • Making agriculture more attractive to the teeming youth population.
  • Making agriculture a better option for the youth.
  • Developing the entrepreneurial spirit and skills in the young farmers.
  • To create a bridge or a path to a technological advancement in the agricultural sector and as well as seeing to the realization of food sustainability dream.
  • To develop humane, sustainable farm systems which provide discernable benefits to the farmers’ welfare, the environment and the economy.
  • To act as a center of excellence for good farm practice, and also a breeding ground for knowledge with commercial farmers and other interested parties as widely as possible
  • To demonstrate to governments and the public that humane and sustainable farming is a practical reality.
Energy
One of the major causes of inefficiencies in the agricultural industry in Nigeria is the inadequate supply of generated power.
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GREEN HOUSE FARMING
One major way technology can be used to significantly improve farming is through greenhouse farming. Vegetable production using greenhouses is an advanced way of commercial farming.
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AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIAL UNIT
Literarily, it is a special unit that has all sorts of factories and plants that are basically intended to use agricultural produce as their sole raw materials.
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Who are the buyers of crocodile skins?

There are two big buyers of crocodile skins in South Africa – they manufacture products such as handbags and shoes. Wet skins are sold abroad. About 90% are absorbed by fashion houses in Europe and Japan, and the lower grades end up in the Far East.There is great demand for Nile crocodile skin. ..