US recognises female farmer who works without soil to grow crops

US recognises female farmer who works without soil to grow crops

- The United States has honoured Angel Adelaja, a farmer who depends on less soil to produce fresh fruit and vegetables

- Angel Adelaja's method is a tool that helps people without land access to get food for survival

- The farming system also uses less water but produces more than the traditional way of growing crops

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The United States has honoured another Nigerian who is doing something really great in the agricultural sector. She is the owner of Fresh Direct Nigeria, a company that is very concerned with the production of produce.

The wondrous thing about what she does is that she uses a kind of farming that is known as hydroponics, a crop growing system that does not need soil.

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Another thing is that though the farming does not use the kind of water the traditional type uses, it produces 15 times more than normal farming.

Since the inception of the company in 2014, Adelaja has been helping communities without land access.

She returned to Nigeria from America with the aim of contributing to the nutrition-consciousness of Nigerians.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on Khulile Mahlalela, who went from working as a farmworker until 2015 to starting farming herself and has even won awards for her work in agriculture.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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