Greenhouse farming has continued to gain traction in Nigeria as the country continues its search for solution to the food crisis and unemployment in the nation.
Nigeria like other countries in the world is faced with impending food crisis, arising from climate change, insecurity and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic which has forced trade restrictions. This situation has brought to light the need for nations especially Nigeria to seek alternative farming system that will not only guarantee high yield, but also low cost per hectare.
Greenhouse farming technology seems to be positioning itself not only to provide better alternative for food security but also reduce the risk of clashes between farmers and herders. Farmers/headers crisis has forced many Nigerians out of their farms in the last few years, resulting in a drastic drop in food production and causing shortage in food supply chain.
The challenge of food security has remained daunting in Nigeria in recent times, especially for government and commercial farmers amid the ever exploding population of the country, no thanks to the farmers/cattle breeders’ clashes across the country.
Experts have averred that greenhouse farming is the best alternative to food export. They have also seen it as another solution to end some of the crises between farmers and nomads in the last few years.