INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL PARK PROJECT OF OAU INTEGRATED FARMS LIMITED

The concept of an industrial agricultural park is to stimulate commercial development of agronomic production, processing and sales in a single unit on the agricultural land of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). This will involve industrialized production of breeder seeds, livestock, fish and crops. The activities will directly involve crop production, direct and contract farming, distribution, provision of farming machinery, processing and storage, seed supply, marketing and sales.

There will be deployment of intensive methods using modern equipment, tools, structures and technologies of large scale production.
A major advantage for OAU I-Farms is that the concept will create an opportunity for intending partners to implement their projects on the site using the logistic infrastructures and services provided by the project. For example, a breeder seed company may decide to set up a multiplication center, using the facilities and sales channels provided by the company.

Realizing the Project

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

  • Partitioning and Leasing of land
  • Provision of water, power, roads, processing facilities and other infrastructure
  • Security
  • Legal and enabling environment

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL PARKS

  • Soil erosion and downstream sedimentation
  • Air, water and soil pollution caused by use of chemicals and fertilizers
  • Deforestation
  • Possible displacement

Please note that a comprehensive Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) has been carried out for the project with suggested measures to mitigate the effect of the identified issues. The report is available on request.