Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges.
There is Angel Adelaja, the CEO of Fresh Direct Nigeria, which specializes in urban farming to meet Nigeria’s dependence on importing food products.
“We take a 20-foot container that you would put a car in to ship, and we fit it with hydroponic farming technology and we farm vertically, so we’re using as much space as we can in the system,” she said.
Adelaja is a Nigerian American who recently returned to Nigeria to cater to the expanding class of nutrition-conscious urbanites.
“We are growing premium produce — vegetables, cabbage, lettuce — so many different things inside the containers,” she said.