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Nigeria, Netherlands institutions partner on crop cultivation techniques

Institutions from Nigeria and the Netherlands have signed a partnership to enhance the exchange of knowledge for protective vegetable cultivation.

The Nigerian team was made up of representatives of JMSF Agribusiness Limited, Eupepsia Place Limited (Soilless Farm Lab) along with the Africa Farmers’ Stories while Koppert Biological Systems, Pan African Seeds BV, Priva, Viscon, Leiden Delft Erasmus universities and Seed2Feed Foundation represented the Dutch Partners.

A member of the Nigerian delegation to the Netherlands Victoria Madedor, noted that her team had been having virtual meetings with the Dutch side for almost two years and that it was great to finally have the Nigerian delegations visiting the Netherlands to actualise the partnership.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sets forth the terms and understanding between the Nigerian partners and the Dutch partners, to speed up the implementation of protected cultivation and soilless farming techniques among Nigerian horticulture farmers in Nigeria.

Frans De Jong, the Ceo Seed2feed Foundation and the Co-Chairperson of the Consortium, Greenport Lagos commented: “We have worked towards a collaboration to speed up the implementation of protected cultivation and soilless farming techniques among Horticulture farmers in Nigeria. So, I am very excited that we can now officially kick off this initiative with the support of the Dutch industry and the Dutch government. We look forward to working with the African Farmer Stories, Soilless Farm Lab and JSMF Business and all other future partners for the benefit of the Nigerian farmers.”

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