Representatives of Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. and Artemis & Angel Co. Ltd. met with farmers in Bida on 8th December 2017 with the kind assistance of the brother of His Highness, the Emir of Bida, in order to start field tests.
The farmers explained how they were suffering from the effects of chemical agriculture, and that until then they had had no choice but to use chemical fertilisers and sprays as nothing would grow without them. Their soil was effectively dead as a result of many years of using chemical fertilisers and sprays to grow their crops.
Field tests will be carried out from January to March 2018 in 6 local government areas under Bida Emirates Council on rice and vegetables using water from a river. At the end of the tests a Farmers Open Day will be held to publicise the results.