‘Food for thought’
• Why farm when you cannot guarantee
your output?
• Guess work farming is what over 90% of
farmers in N...
More Food for Thought
• They await the harvest not even sure of what
yield they will get.
• This explains why our farmers ...
Precision Farming Services in
Nigeria, using satellite technology
(GPS) to create maps that will
show variability in the s...
Where to start Searching?
 
Root system is way of “shopping”
for nutrients and water
If the soil gets depleted of nutrients
and water, the crops will not produce.
How to use Precision Farming
• Identify the Land (Any Land)
• Map the perimeter of the land using Global
Positioning Syste...
Soil sampling and Testing
Organagram
Managing nature to bring down the risk in
any farming Project.
• Soil analysis will help managing soil fertility
• Soil ph...
Report and Recommendations
• A detailed and comprehensive report
with maps is then produced showing:
• Nutrients in the so...
 
 Illustration of Map that shows variability in
nutrients status in the soil.
 
ILLUSTRATION OF PROCESS TO CREATE A MAP
T...
Precision Farming gets to the root
of the problem.
• Precision farming is about using technology
to make life easier for f...
Following Experts advice.
Farm manager – final decision
Natures
Impact Expert
Advisory
Sustainability
Fertilizer program +...
Summary
• Precision farming is in line with the
Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of
the Federal Government of Nige...
The secret to improving farm productivity and prosperity by sotonye anga
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In delivering on precision farming nationwide we can create ONE MILLION new jobs for Nigerians.

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The secret to improving farm productivity and prosperity by sotonye anga

  1. 1. ‘Food for thought’ • Why farm when you cannot guarantee your output? • Guess work farming is what over 90% of farmers in Nigeria do. • They do not know the nutritional strength or, weakness of their farmland (soil). • They just plant their seed because they have a land to plant on.
  2. 2. More Food for Thought • They await the harvest not even sure of what yield they will get. • This explains why our farmers have remained poor and impoverished, with low yield per hectare for crops planted. • To reverse this trend of uncertainty and, put our farmers on the path to prosperity, we need to use the technology available to us and, provide the solution for all farmers in Nigeria.
  3. 3. Precision Farming Services in Nigeria, using satellite technology (GPS) to create maps that will show variability in the soil.
  4. 4. Where to start Searching?
  5. 5.   Root system is way of “shopping” for nutrients and water
  6. 6. If the soil gets depleted of nutrients and water, the crops will not produce.
  7. 7. How to use Precision Farming • Identify the Land (Any Land) • Map the perimeter of the land using Global Positioning System (GPS). • Take soil samples at GPS grid co-ordinates plotted by GPS System, across the land • Bag and Tag soil samples with co-ordinates stated. • Send soil sample to ALASA approved Laboratory for testing.
  8. 8. Soil sampling and Testing Organagram
  9. 9. Managing nature to bring down the risk in any farming Project. • Soil analysis will help managing soil fertility • Soil physical properties will determine crop potential, tillage practices as well as farm layouts • Plant analysis will help to evaluate and manage the nutrient status of a crop during the growing season • Water analysis will determine the risk involved in irrigation • Above information will help the farm manager to build a proper environment for soil micro organisms to work effectively as a team to increase yield !!
  10. 10. Report and Recommendations • A detailed and comprehensive report with maps is then produced showing: • Nutrients in the soil • Nutrient deficiency • What the land can grow • Recommendations on how to alter any deficiencies in the land so it can grow various crops and ensure high yield.
  11. 11.    Illustration of Map that shows variability in nutrients status in the soil.   ILLUSTRATION OF PROCESS TO CREATE A MAP THAT SHOWS VARIABILITY IN NUTRIENT STATUS OF SOIL     ILLUSTRATION OF PROCESS TO CREATE A MAP THAT SHOWS VARIABILITY IN NUTRIENT STATUS OF SOIL I
  12. 12. Precision Farming gets to the root of the problem. • Precision farming is about using technology to make life easier for farmers. • Farmers feed the soil, the soil feeds the plants and, the plants feed the people.
  13. 13. Following Experts advice. Farm manager – final decision Natures Impact Expert Advisory Sustainability Fertilizer program + Tillage + + +
  14. 14. Summary • Precision farming is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government of Nigeria and, will help in quickly realising 20 million metric tons of food production by 2015. • In delivering on precision farming nationwide we can create ONE MILLION new jobs for Nigerians. • SGS already has the technology and expertise in Nigeria to deliver this service across Nigeria.

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