U.S. partners Wells Farms to boost food production
The United States Government, yesterday, expressed readiness to partner Wells Hosa Greenhouse Farms Limited, to increase food production in the country, through Greenhouse technology.
U.S Consular-General to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, who stated this when she led the country’s Trade Development Agency delegation to the farm in Benin, Edo State, said investment in agriculture is the best way to go.
Pierangelo, who was taken on a guided tour of the farm by the Managing Director, Mr. Bright Okunbo, described the farm as unique, special and revolutionary.
While announcing that Okunbo would be participating in next month’s Trade Development Agency fair in the United States, she said what is possible in Nigeria is to increase food production, using technology and education.
“We are excited about his vision not just his company here, but his company across the country. What is possible in Nigeria is to increase food production, using technology and education spreading it across the country to feed your industry.
“This is pure Nigerian investment and we are interested in it. We have the technology, we have the products and we have the partnerships. We are hoping to work with them and others. Investment here is the best way to go,” she said.
Earlier, while welcoming the Consular-General to the farm, Okunbo disclosed that Wells Hosa is the pioneer of greenhouse technology farming in the country, which began production in 2018.
He said the farm’s first phase occupies 14 greenhouses with good produce, adding that the other 14 greenhouses would be added in the second phase, to bring it to 28 greenhouses, occupying 26.5 hectares of land and providing employment for the youths.