The American company Cade Creek International, Colorado, USA, in partnership with the non-governmental organization Youth Off The Streets Initiatives (YOTSI), creates a $ 25 million farm in Iphone, headquarters of the Ion-Orolu district in Osun State,
Announcing the partnership during the presentation of the memorandum of understanding by all parties, Patrick Alley, CEO of Case Creek International, said that the farm will create more than 6,000 direct tasks in the Olufon Ion Orolu Palace, CEO of Case Creek International.
Ellie, who told reporters that he had received a spiritual directive to come to Africa to help secure jobs and add value to the lives of many people, said irrigation specialists would be brought in from the United States, adding that in addition to providing jobs, the farm also teach people modern farming methods.
He added that various crops would be planted, stressing that the new corn flake company, which will soon open in the country, will supply its corn from the farm.
In his speech, the president of YOTSI, Comrade Kennedy Nyere, said that his organization as one of its five cardinal programs — agriculture and food security — emphasizes that empowering the unemployed remains the main motive for creating the farm.
Neier added: “The farm has been out since May. The team visited the farm site and conducted a soil test, and our land experts confirmed the soil for agriculture.
During the visit, we were hosted by the State of Osun. We used this opportunity to explain our mission.
We have guarantees from the government and the community that our investments are safe here.
“The community is friendly, $ 25 million will be invested by an American investor. The community gives the group land to the farm. Resources will come from the US and our group. "
In his remarks, the monarch Oba Maggabbeola thanked Alley, whom he called a good person with extensive experience in agriculture, for investing in the city.