Farmers Global Village (FAGLOV) is a non-governmental organization that aimed to expand availability and access to local produce. Farmers Global Village is a dynamic food system organization located in Asaba in Delta State, Nigeria. The organization is born out of passion for commercial agriculture. FAGLOV discovered unique ways to establish Nigeria economy through agriculture and agro business and thereby put food on the tables of down trodden. Our programs support local farm and food producers and build community by strengthening the relationships between farmers and consumers through education, collaboration, and innovation.
Brief History of Agriculture in Nigeria.
Before the discovery of oil in 1956, Nigeria was famous for her agrarian economy through which, cash crops like, palm produce (oil and kernel) in the East, Cocoa in the West, rubber and timber in the Mid-West and grand nuts in the North. The products was largely exported and that made Nigeria a major exporter in such respect.
Agriculture is the bedrock of every economic development and it is doubtful to attend a meaningful level of economic progress without developing agricultural sector.
Unfortunately, the decision of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase the price of Petroleum products brought a boom in our economy but that was also a cause in disguise. The economic boom made the government and individuals to neglect the agricultural sector. Consequently, due to agricultural abandonment Nigeria government behaved like a man that “Killed his goose that was laying the golden eggs”.
For some decades now, the world bank has provided about three billion dollars ($3bn) for Nigerian agricultural developmental projects, essential to raise production among small-scale famers and to improve standard of living in rural areas. The question is why it that Nigeria is yet to attain the level of food sufficiency? Rather than making the wise investments of the revenue accrued from downstream sector, Nigeria’s leaders indulge in the profligacy attitude and expenditure-oriented programmes motivate by “Money is plenty” syndrome. Embarking on numerous economic unwise projects, therefore costing Nigeria several millions of hard earned currencies. But currently, due to the level of poverty in the land the present president Mohammadu Buhari’s Administration is now hard in collaboration with individuals and several local and foreign G.Os and N.G.Os to bring desirable agricultural economic stability.
FAGLOV in other hand is collaborating with government and other local and international organizations to achieve stability in our agricultural and agro-industrial sectors.