Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. continues tirelessly to carry out field tests in various states; to hold presentations for farmers and farmer representatives about the benefits of using Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant; and to meet with state government agriculture officials in order to make known to them the benefits of changing to 100% organic agriculture with Salad Green Bio-Plant and Salad Green Pro-Plant and to propose 100% agriculture projects. The response from state government officials to Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd.’s project proposals to make 100% organic agriculture widespread in their states has been most welcoming.
During the sensitisation trip in the first half of December 2017 in Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, and Kogi states the response from the farmers was generally a mixture of relief and delight that there is now an effective alternative to chemical agriculture. Many farmers expressed despair about the poor condition of their soil, and about the deleterious effects of farming with chemicals. Some commented that this had caused youth in their communities to leave the countryside and to seek employment in the towns and cities.
The soil in Nigeria is in very poor condition. Food security can only be ensured by restoring the microbial life and fertility of the soil. It is pointless to carry on piling on Urea and NPK (now up to 15 bags per hectare!), which acidify the soil and kill the microbial life. This weakens the immune system of the plants; attracts insect pests to the crops; and causes disease. To fight the pests and disease resulting from the lack of microbial life in the soil, farmers use a massive amount of carcinogenic chemical sprays, which kill the soil’s microbial life and reinforce the unfortunate cycle. It is no coincidence that cancer is increasing alarmingly in Nigeria.
The future of agriculture in Nigeria is most definitely a shift to 100% organic farming and the decline of chemical agriculture, which can no longer ensure food security at the family, state, or national levels. The detrimental effects of chemical agriculture for the environment, the economy of the country; the fertility of the soil, and the well-being and health of the farmers and citizens of Nigeria, are clearly visible and will only worsen over coming years.
Salad Greenhouse Worldwide Ltd. hopes to make more and more partnerships with companies, agriculture inputs producers and suppliers, agriculture organisations, farming and crop associations, and state governments, which share the company’s vision of food security by means of healthy, chemical-free, and sustainable agriculture. They can be contacted through their website at www.saladgreenhouseworldwide.com/