NextGen Farms Ltd is a sustainable agribusiness that cultivates, distributes and sells fresh produce and herbs in Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2015, which was the year we started operating, was the same year that the United Nations gathered in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda is made up of 17 new sustainable development goals which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning the historic pledge to end poverty EVERYWHERE PERMANENTLY.
At NextGen Farms we have chosen to focus on goal 2 out of the 17 sustainable development goals. We are driven strongly by sustainable development goal 2 which is #ZeroHunger. Goal 2 aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Tragically one person in every four still goes hungry in Africa, surely this isn’t acceptable.
We are working on maximising our reliance on natural, renewable and farm inputs. Through enhanced management our goal is to develop efficient, biological systems which do not need high levels of in-organic inputs, this in turn helps us significantly reduce greenhouse emission. Our approach to sustainability is one that is least toxic and least energy intensive and yet maintains productivity and profitability.
We have come to realise that diversified farms are usually more economically and ecologically resilient. We grow a wide variety of crops to bring diversity to our farms. As well as growing high-value exotic crops we grow a significant amount of indigenous crops and various tree crops such as mango, pawpaw and avocado.
Our experience has taught us that fertile soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. Our farming practices ensure our soil remains fertile and resilient to the impact of climate change.
Over 90% of our crops are irrigated through drip systems. Studies have shown, that drip irrigation reduces water use by 30% to 70% and raises crop yield by 20% to 90%. We are also improving our water use efficiency by implementing proper irrigation scheduling according to the actual needs of the plants.
All are fresh produce and seedlings are organically and responsibly grown. Buying from us means you are supporting sustainable farming.
See us at work in our green house, check out scenes from the farm and follow us as we empower the next generation of farmers.