Low output and meager incomes have characterized the end of the farming season for many farmers in rural Nigeria.
Farm yields of cultivators in Nigeria and other parts of the African continent are dwarfed by those of their counterparts elsewhere in the world. Traditional causes of this have included poor irrigation methods, high input costs, lack of information on new technologies, access to credit, improved seedlings, and storage facilities.
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While there are farmers who have varying needs to be met, there’s also a host of people who are attracted by the potentials of agro-business and are willing to provide farmers with funding, extension services, expert solutions, and information on new research.
In October 2016, Badairo Abdul Azeez Oluwadare crystallized his vision for a community of farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, agro investors, and other interested persons under the platform of Farmers’ Corner and Agro-Allied Limited.
The company set sail to become an agent for forging farming communities in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world using modern science and technology in the field of agriculture.
Farmers’ Corner is structured in categorized community forums with which it aims to bridge the gap between relevant parties in agro-business including governments, farmers, agro-technology companies, extension officers, research bodies in Nigeria and Africa.
The ultimate goal of this structured arrangement is to increase and improve the yield of member farmers at the end of their farming seasons. It should also provide a local and international marketplace where interaction for the sale of their produce will be made.
Under this arrangement, there is an E-Library which serves as a repository where agriculture themed e-books and other related instructive materials are made available for farmers and other agribusiness functionaries. This makes it easy for them to stay informed about agricultural best practices.
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Members who are agricultural experts or consultants are expected to bring their knowledge to bear by educating farmers and agribusiness operatives on the right steps to take while they farm.
In like manner agricultural solutions companies are expected to provide their solutions to farmers and agribusiness operatives and guide them on how to implement these solutions for optimum results.
Farmers’ Corner and Agro-Allied Limited have built a workforce of tested and trusted personnel bound by a determination to steer members to success by providing an environment where practical knowledge is gained. They are changing the traditional landscape of agricultural business and are paving the way for a new generation of farmers.
Over the years, Farmers’ Corner and Agro-Allied Limited have successfully served as a medium for information dissemination in agribusiness within Nigeria, Africa, and beyond. Valuable ideas have been shared and farmers’ problems have been solved on this platform.
As a result of its community’s successes, Farmers’ Corner’s has been chosen as one of Connect Nigeria’s top 100 SMEs of 2019. Its founder Mr. Badairo Abdul Azeez has also been granted several media interviews. In the future, Farmers’ Corner looks to become the go-to agricultural information hub of not only Nigeria but the African continent and beyond.
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