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Nigeria: How We’re Mobilising Nigerian Youths Through Gardening

Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele wants the next generation to enjoy nutritious food — and have a healthy respect for nature.

Channels Television
Updated March 7, 2018


On Channels Television Programme Eco@Africa, Ayodele narrates how he is working on providing nutritious food for urban dwellers and at the same time live a healthy life.

Due to the increasing population in the urban area, Ayodele said steps need to be taken for urban dwellers to enjoy nutritious food by citing farms near their homes, an initiative that ProtectOzone is driving.

“Africa is still facing poverty and hunger. By the year 2050, the population of people residing in the cities will increase from 55% to 66%, so we will be having about 10 billion people in the world and majority of them will be in the city. So, it is very important for us to feed them.

“To get them feed well, we need to strategically place urban farms within the city so that people can farm near their houses,” he said.

Ayodele speaking on sustainable agriculture said this is essential and it can only be achieved through urban youth participation.

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