Landmark university, Africa’s first agrarian private university has stated her desire to expand investment Portfolio in agriculture by increasing its production of rice, investment in Hydroponics(soilless agriculture )etc. The university recently constructed inert atmospheric silos as the need arises to store its grains.
A visitor who accessed the facility had this to say “I visited a silos Landmark University; the silos has capacity to store 500 tons of grains and the interesting thing is that, the silos is fully constructed and installed by Nigerians. Storage is a major barrier faced by farmers in Nigeria; there is usually surplus in season, but they can’t preserve the surplus for the time of scarcity because of lack of storage. Nigeria needs more of this storage facility innovations to ensure food security in the country.”
HYDROPONICS FOR VEGETABLES
After a successful test phase the University has chosen to massively invest in Hypronocics technology for vegetables – this is also known as soiless agriculture.
It would also open up an Hydroponics department in the University so that interested candidates can learn about hydroponics technology.
Commenting on the development Debo Onofowora an Associate pastor of winners chapel and CEO Bic farms concept had this to say “Growing plants in water or some substance other than soil is called hydroponics. The plants are pesticide free, high quality in all seasons and have relatively long shelf lives.”