Dizengoff targets greenhouse technology to boost agric production
The Chief Executive Officer, Dizengoff Nigeria, Antti Ritvonen has described Greenhouse technology as an investment option with juicy returns on investment for investors within a short time.
Ritvonen, who disclosed this at a media parley on agric investment in Lagos, said the technology has the potential of rapidly expanding the country’s agricultural production, including a very attractive opportunity to generate huge Return On Investment (ROI) for investors within a short time.
“Greenhouse technology is a huge breakthrough in agricultural production, either way you look at it. And I believe its adoption holds the future for the country’s agriculture both in terms of production, as well as investment.
“It is a technology that delivers a unique farming technique that enables increased high quality production all year round. For the investor, what I see is that with proper management what you have within a short time is very attractive returns on investment that is perhaps difficult to get elsewhere.”
Giving details, about the innovative greenhouse technology developed by the company known as “Dizengoff Farmer’s Kit (DFK), he said: “It is a managed all year round farming technique that is very suitable for investors and professionals who are not necessarily farmers.
The technology breaks away from the traditional open farming technique.
“Dizengoff Farmer’s Kit is essentially an innovative technology a greenhouse production package consisting of a greenhouse, drip irrigation system and high yielding highbred seeds. The package also includes assorted fertilizers, agrochemicals, nursery sets, farmer’s sprayers, and personal protective clothing. It also includes planting bags and sheets, all complimented with farmer’s training and agro support services.”
Ritvonen also disclosed that the package, which comes in different units, could also have “a paid agronomist, who is an agro support adviser to work with the investor for 10 months. This he said the company does to ensure proper management, as well as for technical operations.
According to him, Dizengoff is pioneering the technology in Nigeria because of its firm belief that it has the capacity to rapidly expand the country’s agricultural production within a short time.
“With increased interest in agriculture across all strata of the economy and the adoption of this technology, we will be able to get more people involved to rapidly expand production within a short time,” pointing out that the deployment of the technology is a sure way to get this done.
Equally speaking, Dizengoff Marketing Communications Manager, Humphrey Otalor, disclosed that the company has recently embarked on a promotional scheme, geared at making the Dizengoff Farmer’s Kit very affordable for interested investors.