Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I shared recipes or updates with you all. Let me bring you up to date with what has been happening…
The good things first. I finished my first year in graduate school!!! It took all of my time and effort, but I am grateful to God that I was able to come out of the first year successful and with a zeal to continue on. Before the end of the last semester however, corona virus hit the U.S., and life as we knew it shut down for a lot of us. This meant that school was moved 100% online for me, and I had to work extra hard at keeping my focus since I didn’t have the comfort of a lab or library to study.
Second of all, Black Lives Matter! This is a hard topic to elaborate on as a black person living in the U.S., but I will emphasize this again: Black Lives Matter!
As I pride myself on the celebration of black enterprise all over the world, I stumbled upon a farm based in Nigeria that is doing great things: Our Farm.
OurfarmNG is a social company that builds communities through agriculture.
They believe in a future where African communities are economically viable and able to cater for their basic needs. They embrace this vision and are leveraging on the vast opportunities agriculture offers to Nigerians and Africans in general.
Their projects are designed to add value to investors by offering amazing return on investment, value to the communities by providing much needed jobs and basic social amenities and value to our customers who get to have healthy organic farm produce fresh from the farm to their tables.
OurfarmNG is the future of agribusiness in Africa and the hope of green and wealthy African communities.
On of the many crops grown by OurfarmNG is plantain. Ya’ll remember my poulet DG recipe. Plantains grown by OurFarmNG would be great for this recipe. One thing I love about this farm is their community building efforts. Not only are they producing organic and farm fresh produce for the community around them, they are making sure to build the community as well by ensuring that the local community is part of their farming initiatives. You can see all the interesting things they are doing by checking out their instagram, facebook, and youtube channel.
I will be back next week with some great recipes….
MelissaJune 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm
Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. Little did I know that there is a project like this in Nigeria.