Tag: Lagos

Field Trip: In search of data

In October the Commercial Agriculture Developement Project (CADP) worked in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) to gather data on Rice Farmers in Lagos state. Below are pictures from our field visit at Itoikin. Questions and Answer sessions….. My Boss and I working with the farmers…. Drying the Rice Random pictures… Just […]

Going Pro….

I’ve been away for a while trying to get trained up and build my knowledge on agriculture. I’ll have to do a separate post on my training. Anyway let’s get down to business, like literally 🙂 So I have been doing a lot of talking about the potential of agriculture and the business opportunities that […]

Eko Expo 2013! Eko O ni baje!

The team headed down to the Eko Expo 2013 and I tagged along on Thursday!  The event was organised by the Lagos state government in collaboration with the Lekki Free Zone Development Company. The fair is expected to help further promote investment opportunities available at the zone, as well as provide platform for operators in […]

Rice for Jobs

A few weeks ago the team made our way to Badagry to visit some of the farmers on the Rice for Jobs project. The programme was launched by the Lagos state government in 2008 to create jobs for unemployed youths; strengthen local capacity for rice production, achieve a production target of 1,600 tons of paddy […]

Field Trip 2 – Poultry Value chain

Poultry is one of the 3 value chains the project focuses on. We headed down to one of the biggest poultry farms in Lagos. An employee of the farm estimated that they produce about 8000 crates of egg a day and still the supply does not meet the demand. It sounds a bit contradictory because […]

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