FEDEN LEAD-AWA Songhai PROGRAM

ATTEND A 5-DAY LEARNING TOUR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH INTEGRATED AGRICULTURE, WASTE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY

FOR WHOM?

ENTREPRENUERS & INSTITUTIONS Seeking viable investment opportunities in integrated agriculture, waste management and biogas production etc.

BENEFITS & DELIVERABLES?

  • Practical Knowledge on easy to build waste to wealth programs.
  • Acquire the Know-how on low-cost, clean energy generated from agric, animal & plant waste since "no rural growth, without energy solutions"
  • Become a highly profitable entrepreneur built on an engine of dynamic sustainable, integrated agriculture even on 5 acres!
  • Practical field experience in crop production, fishery, poultry, piggery, agro-forestry, composting, biogas food processing etc.
  • Acquire skills in maximizing the benefits from small land holdings to managing the business end, pricing, promotions and marketing.
  • Access to world class expertise for African commercial & subsistence agriculture, Agro-industry, technology and equipment.

CROP PRODUCTION

  • Provides practical knowledge in crop production.
  • Gain experience in the production of food crops, market vegetables and perennial crops

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

  • Acquire skills in poultry & mammal production.
  • LEARN how Poultry (broilers, hens, turkeys, ducks, quail, geese & guinea fowl) & mammals (Agouti, cattle, snails, rabbits, goats and pigs) species raised are mainly fed basic forage and importance of feeding patterns and plans.

FISH FARMING

  • Learn techniques for sustainable fish production.
  • LEARN different techniques for sustainable fish and fish meal production. Species include the new Songhai Tilapia (nilotica and auria) and Catfish (Clarias and hétérobronchus).

BIOGAS PRODUCTION

  • Provides practical knowledge on sustainable energy.
  • LEARN the production of methane from animal and plant waste. 

FACTS ON SONGHAI FARMS?

  • OFFERS A RICH LEARNING TOUR OF THE SONGHAI FARMS, PORTO NOVO CENTRE
  • Highly adjudged to be the best example of sustainable integrated agriculture, waste management, and sustainable energy suitable for rural communities in Africa.
  • Over 300 multi-sectoral resident learners; including students, farm staff, and managers from several countries.
  • Self-sufficiency with zero wastes, where the by-products of one section are channeled as valuable raw materials for another.
  • Over 300 hectares depicting state of the art African model on sustainable agricultural management and business know-how in over 20 interest areas through satellite partnerships.
  • Over 4,000 visitors yearly, including Presidents and UN Secretary General.

LEAD-Anglophone West Africa, is a Member Program of LEAD International, a U.K based global non-profit organization, founded by the Rockefeller Foundation 20 years ago. LEAD has a fast growing network of over 3,000 high net worth leaders and professionals around 80 countries, all inspired and committed to building and achieving leadership and good governance for a sustainable world, through capacity building and networking. LEAD is hosted by the Foundation for Environmental Development and Education in Nigeria (FEDEN).

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