Agro Park Task Nigerians On Commercial Agriculture, Nigerians have been enjoined to key into commercial agriculture, in order to utilise the vast arable land that are currently under-used across the country.
Executive Director, Commercial of Agro Park Development Company Limited, Seun Edun, stated this while reacting to a report released by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), which reveals that about 38 million hectares of farmland are wasting away in the country.
He said Nigerians are largely practicing subsistence farming that it cannot maximally benefit from, despite the vast arable land the nation is blessed with.
Agro Park Development Company Limited is an agricultural asset management Company assisting Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to invest in the agriculture sector.
He said his company is poised to salvage the situation providing infrastructure and management to assist Nigerian investors embrace proper agriculture.
“In a bid to correct this anomaly, we set-up our Farm Estate model to cultivate farm produce, specifically as inputs for food producing companies starting with the cultivation of local spices and herbs as import substituted inputs to food producing companies manufacturing food condiments and seasonings,” he added.
Explaining its business model, Edun said as part of efforts to revolutionise agricultural practices, the company’s mission is to lead a new era of agriculture investments, adding, “our key philosophy in driving this is precedent on our belief to optimise the performances of farmland investments that are best identified and managed through the integration of agricultural and financial expertise.