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Eco Africa — The Environment Magazine

On this week's Eco Africa, we see out how Intensive farming has taken a toll on South African land, how food is grown with hydroponics in Nigeria and why farming doesn’t have to mean deforestation.

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Samson Ogbole sees agribusiness as the root of sustainable development and job creation. The head trainer at Farm Lab in south-western Nigeria believes agriculture must be technology-driven and climate smart.
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