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Agribusiness Real Estate Development for Food Security.

It is an initiative that promotes development of farm buildings pens mills storage facility and infrastructure for agribusiness lease.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Tritech Business Solutions Limited

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Farmer Co-op or Farmer Business Organization

Website of Legally Registered Entity

www.tritech.com.ng

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Epe Town

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Nigeria

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Epe (965km^2)

What country is your selected Place located in?

Nigeria

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

The vision location is my parents traditional home town and I reside amongst the people.

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Epe Town, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria; it lies on the north bank of the coastal Lagos Lagoon and has road connections to Ijebu-Ode and Ikorodu. A traditional settlement of the Ijebu people (a subgroup of the Yoruba), it was established by the mid-18th century as the chief port (slaves, cloth, agricultural produce) for Ijebu-Ode (17 mi [27 km] north-northwest), the capital of the Ijebu kingdom. It later served as the refuge for the forces of Kosoko, the Yoruba king ousted from Lagos (42 miles [68 km] west-southwest) by the British in 1851. In 1892 Epe was the embarkation point for the military expedition sent by Sir Gilbert Carter, the governor of Lagos, to defeat the awujale (the Ijebu political and spiritual ruler) at Ijebu-Ode. Modern Epe is a collecting point for the export of fish, cassava (manioc), corn (maize), green vegetables, coconuts, cocoa, palm produce, rubber, and firewood to Lagos. Special leaves useful in preserving kola nuts are trucked to Ijebu-Ode, Shagamu, and the other main kola-shipping towns. Epe is best known for its construction of the motorized, shallow-draft barges that navigate the coastal lagoons. Fishing is the major occupation. The town is served by secondary schools, several hospitals, and a health office. It is fast developing into the food basket of Lagos State with over 3,000 animal production and fish farms. Population (2006) cencus, 181,409.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

280300

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Threat from land grabbers and urbanisation of suburban towns. High level of deforestation

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

Dedicated agribusiness real estates safeguard farming Business from encroachment of land grabbers and deforestation. Ensure sustainable food Production Balances the need for real estate Development with sustainable Àgriculture Development

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

The real estate development for food security provides leased farming infrastructure thus reducing the initial capital outlays required by farmers to embark on agricultural practices.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

It conserves the environment as an agrarian town with an urbanisation policy.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website

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Great! Have the project commenced? Would love to partner with your team in creating new farm communities adopting real estate bid principles. Thanks

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Team

The Project has commenced with a Fish Farm estate project on 36 acres of land. We are open to investment / partnerships. Let us know how you may want to partner.

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