Lagos, Netherlands’ horticultural project to lessen food insecurity

Netherlands Consulate-General in Lagos, Michel Deelen Nigeria, has said the horticultural project between Lagos and Netherlands, which aims to use vertical farming systems to lessen food insecurity and stimulate economic growth, is on course.

The diplomat, who spoke with The Nation on the sidelines of the new year reception in Lagos, said the Mission was still working with the Lagos State government on the green port project, which is intended to bring advanced Netherland vertical technology that enables the growth of produce in a controlled and predictable way, overcoming harsh outdoor climate conditions.

Products grown with the farming method are pesticide-free, generate less waste than conventional agriculture, and are free of the limitations usually imposed by seasons, weather, climate, and location.

The aim of the partnership is to encourage Dutch and Nigerian investors to invest in greenhouse horticulture, including breeding, greenhouse construction and cultivation, and climate systems.

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