It is apparently undoubtable that the modern day agricultural practice is the key to global food security. Several accounts have proven that technological farming system is the future of the future; therefore, there is a need to widen the scope of nutritious food production and availability system. It is safe to say that farming practice and processing is on a newer dimension of which several ideas and logic keeps coming to limelight and they are being used accordingly. Advanced technological farming and its processing are one of the large factors responsible for urbanization and industrial economies. Besides improving production efficiency, advance technological farming encourages large scale production and sometimes can improve the quality of farm produce. On the other hand, it can displace unskilled farm labour and can cause environmental degradation (such as pollution, deforestation, and soil erosion), especially if it is applied shortsightedly rather than holistically.
Following, Nigeria, a nation richly blessed with agricultural endowments with the estimate of over 77.79 percent of arable land according to Trading Economics who clarified that the Nation possesses so much agricultural potentials giving it a natural edge over nations where it is difficult to practice agriculture.
Consequently upon Nigeria’s agricultural potentials, the prime aim is to make a perfect provision for food security in other to make life worth living and enhance a better tomorrow. The goal is to make sure that the practice of advanced technological farming aids the ill-state of hunger in less developed and developing countries. A state where there is absence of hunger; the level of poverty will be highly mitigated.
Therefore, according to an article written by Brain Roslyn in April, 2017, ‘Farm to fork’ is a social movement which promotes serving local food preferably through direct acquisition from the producer. This might be accomplished by a direct sales relationship, a community supported agriculture arrangement, a farmer’s market, a local distributor or by the restaurant or school raising its own food. Farm to fork often incorporates a form of food traceability (celebrated as “knowing where your food comes from”) where the origin of the food is identified to consumers. Often restaurants cannot source all the food they need for dishes locally, so only some dishes or only some ingredients are labeled as local.
The ‘Farm to fork’ movement has arisen more or less concurrently with changes in attitudes about food safety, food freshness, food seasonality, and small-farm economics. Advocates and practitioners of the ‘farm to fork’ model frequently cite the scarcity of fresh, local ingredients; the poor flavor of ingredients shipped from afar; the poor nutritional integrity of shipped ingredients; the disappearance of small family farms; the disappearance of heirloom and open-pollinated fruits and vegetables; and the dangers of a highly centralized food growing and distribution system as motivators for their decision to adopted a more locavore approach to the food system.
Accordingly, in Africa today, most especially in Nigeria, several agribusiness companies have risen to the aid of this food system as regards food security which of course has effectively contributed to the efficiency of food production and availability. Among these booming agribusiness firms in Nigeria is FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria; their business is to connect stakeholders in the agricultural sector to enhance farming conditions and outputs through innovative services.
In conclusion, FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria aims at producing and providing quality food and nutrition for the benefit of consumption. Her large scale of food and other agricultural services production is provided to contribute greatly to food security and secure a successful agricultural bright future which will sketch a landmark of change that will create a blueprint which will imbibe the culture of agriculture as well as ensure a beautiful picture for the future.
Agriculture is Peace!