GET BAMBOO GREENHOUSES, OVERCOME CLIMATE CHANGE, MAXIMISE FARM PRODUCE OUTPUT
Climate Change is a reality that we cannot wish away. It poses investment risks to agro investors because delayed rainfall or too heavy rainfall at unexpected times can adversely affect farm production output.
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It goes without saying that climate change poses food insecurity to virtually all countries especially Sub-Saharan African countries. Every year for about a decade now in Nigeria, certain foods such as tomatoes become so scarce that they disappear completely in some popular markets and in markets where they are available, their prices rise increase by as much as 800% to 1,000%, from N3,000 to N5,000 per 50kg basket around November to December of a particular year to N30,000 to N40,000 seven months later in the following year.
What is the problem? The answer- rainfall not adequate at the beginning of the plating season and heavy rainfall at periods not expected. Also, climate change posts some indirect problems – pests and diseases and socio-economic problems –flooding of rural roads leading to farms.
Another niggling problem which many Nigerians have not noticed is the shrinking period of availability of fresh corns loved by so many. There used to be two seasons of harvests, towards the end of the early rains and the latter or late rains so fresh maize or corn used to be available abundantly between May/June to September ending.- five to six months in a year. But in the last couple of years, fresh corn has not been available for more than four months in the year.
According to Index-Mudi, Nigeria experienced the highest output in maize within the last 10 years in 2011 with an output of 9.25Million Metric Tonnes. Due to the flooding (Climate Change palaver) in 2012, output fell to 7.63 MMT, 17.51 % reduction, it increased by 0.92% to 7.7MMT and reduced by 2.40% to 7.515 MMT) in 2014. It reduced to the lowest in 2015 to 7MMT. It increased a little in 2016 to 7.2MMT but this is still very far from the all-time high of 9.25MMT in 2011.
Greenhouses are one of the solutions to climate change problems. It gives investors opportunity to make more money during the lean seasons by making scarce foods that are not in season available. They can get meaningful returns on their investments even without selling at exploitative prices while the consumers are glad to have foods such as tomatoes and maize freshly available in the off season.
Crops that can be grown in a green house include leafy green vegetables such as ugwu, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers for local soups and green peppers. You could even try planting cabbage, carrots and maize in the greenhouses in the cooler months of the year. Remember, greenhouses provide you the opportunity to have some control over the condition in the planting area.
Since many investors complain that the initial investment of the greenhouses suspended by iron rods is too high, a much cheaper option is the Bamboo Greenhouses. These cost about one-third to half of the prices of the more popular greenhouses. It can last for more than a decade, the shortest lifespan is four years just like the well-known ones.
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