ال 2018 Global Farmer Roundtable is scheduled for Oct 16-17 في دي موين, Iowa coinciding with the week of the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue and International Symposium.

As the Roundtable approaches GFN is introducing this yearsparticipants. You may recognize Chibuike Emmanel from Nigeria. Chibuike is a GFN alumnus from 2017 and happens to currently be in the US for the Cornell Alliance for Science Leadership Fellows Program- so it was a natural fit for him to return, help out and participate!

مزارع: Chibuike ايمانويل

Tanks that Chibuike uses to raise catfish.

بلد: Nigeria

حيث تقع المزارع الخاصة بك?

Myfarm is located in Port Harcourt, in the Rivers State in the Niger Delta in southernNigeria.

كيف تبدو المزارع الخاصة بك مثل? ما هو حجم المزارع الخاصة بك? ماذا تنمو أو رفع?

Our farming?capacity has now grown to hold upto?5Tons(5,000كلغ) of Catfish per production cycle. We?havealso completed payment for a modern?standardized?smokingkiln that will enable ustodry our fishes carcinogenic-free even though we are yet to install this because of non-availability?of conducive space. We still run off the pond water from our fish farm to grow fluted pumpkin.

ما كنت أتطلع إلى أكثر كما كنت تحضير للمشاركة في 2018 مزارع المائدة المستديرة العالمية?

This year’s GFN cohort has a lot of young farmers from different countries so I will be aiming to crosspollinate?ideaswith this diverse group on how we can further get more young people into agriculture as it is relevant to our work at the Agriculture is Sexy Network and for the food security of the world.

 

Because of my own challenges as a scarce-resourced smallholder farmer which is the same predicament that most othersmallholder farmers face, I intend to?discuss and get feedback on the?new conceptof?lowcost/low tech modular integrated?vertical farms which I am developing?إلى?help smallholder farmers maximize scarce resources.

Chibuike was selected by his peers to speak at a 2017 GFR event.