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Meet the Nigerian farmer who grows crops in the air

Samson Ogbole is trying to solve a problem many aren't aware exists.

In his native Nigeria there is a shortage of land needed to provide food for its ever-growing population of 190 million.

There are only 30 million hectares of farmland under cultivation in Nigeria annually, short of the estimated 78.5 million needed for food production, according to the International Trade Administration of the United States.

It is this significant problem that Ogbole is tackling with an unconventional method of farming that involves growing crops in the air.

"With soilless farming we have been able to push for what you call urban farming, where we now have farms in cities such that we are able to cut off the middlemen and marketers," he says.

"And with soilless farming we have been able to eliminate the pathogens that exist in the soil that naturally affect these crops."

Read more at CNN (Brandon Clements and Aanu Adeoye)


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