GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY’S DNA LEARNING CENTRE CULTIVATES INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
In a groundbreaking initiative led by Professor George Ude at the DNA Learning Center Nigeria of Godfrey Okoye University, scientists are spearheading a pioneering project in soilless agriculture using a locally constructed aquaponics system. This innovative approach, combining aquaculture and hydroponics, not only promises pure organic farming but also holds the key to transforming Nigeria’s agricultural landscape.
Funded by the British Council under the Innovation for African Universities program, and guided by the London School of Economics, the ongoing research project has successfully incubated nine STEM businesses, one of which focuses on establishing a functional aquaponics system. The aquaponics system utilizes nutrient-rich fish water from aquaculture to nourish vegetables grown hydroponically, marking a sustainable and symbiotic relationship between aquatic life and plant cultivation.