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Keeping A Farm In Your Backyard

By naijarian (F)October 12, 2016, 04:27:35 PM

In Nigeria today, everything has become so tight that eating a normal 3 meal per day is a struggle. The agricultural sector has been affected by the present economic situation so much so that people have started to lament about the prices placed on food items. It is believed that a sustainable solution should be found, but that which can be termed as sustainable seems to elude those in charge.

This is why the mantle falls on every Nigerian to start to look inward and work on how to survive and thrive. A Yoruba adage says, 'ti ebi ba kuro ninu ise, ise buse,' this means that when a belly is filled, a poor man has become less poor. Food, no matter how we see it, is very important for every human. No one can live without it so it is the basic problem that has to be solved. How do we go about it? There is a strategy called farming in your backyard or backyard farming.

Backyard Farming simply means that we don't have to go all out to become a farmer, all we need is a small piece of vacant area in our compound that is fertile enough to make things grow. A backyard farm is not like a full fledged agricultural venture but when done right, it can sustain a family for a long time, as far as they are consistent with it. No advance farming knowledge is needed to get things rolling, every information that can make a backyard farm thrive is all basic and can be found on the internet. All it takes is watering, weeding, pruning and harvesting.

What can one do with a little piece of land that's left on the plot you occupy, simple. These are some of the things you can put into consideration.
1) growing your vegetables. You don't have to waste money on these when you can easily have a patch for all your leafy greens.
2) you can add cassava, yam and potato into the batch if you are sure your land is fertile enogh.
3) throw in a few cages and you can have 20 birds which in turn can give you all the protein you need.
4) if fish is your preference, get a clay pot that's big enough and breed some catfishes.
5) corn? No problem. It is even the easiest to grow. You can even grow it with the cassava ridges.
6) tomatoes and peppers maybe expensive, grow some in your compound and have a fresh batch each time you need it.
7) if you can breed one or two rabbits, go for it. All you need is a cage at a corner of your compound.

Why go through these?
It is cost cutting at the highest level for the most significant outcome. When you have less thing to spend your money on in the present economy, the better you feel about your finances.

Conclusively, try and read up on a few farming tips if you are a total novice. After all, they said Google is your friend. Be friendly with your search engine and start getting dirty for a fuller tummy and pocket

Note though, some neighborhoods don't allow some things to be done, especially all these highbrow estate type ones. This is mostly applicable to livestock, if this affects you, you can opt out or do it on a smaller scale so that the noise and stench won't cause a landlord association meeting on your matter.

When your tomatoes are ripe, I'll like to sample so I'll be expecting a full basket of fresh tomatoes.


Re: Keeping A Farm In Your Backyard

By GideonOctober 12, 2016, 06:35:28 PM
This is a nice suggestion... People should learn to be farmers in their own compound, that is for those who are landlords already.... It can lead to savings in money as regards purchase of food items in the market.


Re: Keeping A Farm In Your Backyard

By naijarian (F)October 12, 2016, 06:47:57 PM
This is a nice suggestion... People should learn to be farmers in their own compound, that is for those who are landlords already.... It can lead to savings in money as regards purchase of food items in the market.
exactly!! But many are to lazy to try. Or they think It's too dirty for them. I grimace when I enter a compound and see vacant space useless, only made for owambe.


Re: Keeping A Farm In Your Backyard

By Adenosine (M)October 12, 2016, 11:30:30 PM
Agriculture is not for lazy person, you can be curious to start it buh maintenance is the mean matter of all. Agriculture is sweet, atleast you can provide fresh vegetables, pepper... Many more for you and your family not those in the market that sun has heated seriously.


Re: Keeping A Farm In Your Backyard

By naijarian (F)October 13, 2016, 02:22:15 PM
Agriculture is not for lazy person, you can be curious to start it buh maintenance is the mean matter of all. Agriculture is sweet, atleast you can provide fresh vegetables, pepper... Many more for you and your family not those in the market that sun has heated seriously.
yes oo


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