Le 2018 Table ronde agriculteur mondiale est prévue pour octobre 16-17 à Des Moines, Iowa – coïncidant avec la semaine de la World Food prix Dialogue Borlaug et Colloque International.
L’approche de la table ronde GFN met en place les participants de cette année. 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!
Farmer: Emmanuel cocard
Où se trouve votre ferme?
My farm is located in Port Harcourt, in the Rivers State – in the Niger Delta in southern Nigeria.
À quoi ressemble votre ferme? Quelle est la taille de votre exploitation agricole? Ce qui vous poussent ou soulever?
Our farming capacity has now grown to hold up to 5 Tons (5,000kg) of Catfish per production cycle. We have also completed payment for a modern standardized smoking kiln that will enable us to dry 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.
Que recherchez-vous le plus hâte que vous vous préparez à participer à la 2018 Table ronde mondiale Farmer?
This year’s GFN cohort has a lot of young farmers from different countries so I will be aiming to cross pollinate ideas with 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 other smallholder farmers face, I intend to discuss and get feedback on the new concept of low cost/low tech modular integrated vertical farms which I am developing to help smallholder farmers maximize scarce resources.