According to this BBC News article The 1,000 year old Eredo earthworks (moat) is "the largest single monument in Africa - larger than any of the Egyptian Pyramids".
It is claimed that the moat encircled Eredo, the largest ancient city in the world at that time. The locals believe that Eredo was actually the famed Queen of Sheba's, Kingdom.
You can find out more about this almost forgotten ancient wonder in this Black History article here, and in this New York Times article here .
What's it got to do with us you ask?
Nothing much, except that our first foray into agriculuture was within spitting distance of this man-made wonder.
The journey of a thousand steps starts with the 1st step.
Healthy and affordable self sufficiency food production program, has started with the successful COMMERCIAL implementation of agro Bio-technology by Biocrops Nigeria .
Their work could one day lead to self sufficient food production programs across Africa.
This work is commendable. This is progress
I never thought you could find a PRIVATELY funded (non - academic)
agro bio-technology company in Nigeria.
What I found even more interesting is the fact that, Biocrops Nigeria is already producing tissue culture seedlings on a commercial scale...
In Nigeria... In Abuja! I was there, I saw it!
Commercial Bio-technology means the agricultural revolution has started.
Many years ago, "Made in Japan" was associated with poor quality and low technology. The Japanese improved their technology and became world leaders in miniaturisation. Today "Made in Japan" is a sign of quality and innovation.
The implementation of high level (bio) technology by companies like Biocrops Nigeria, means "Made in Nigeria" will one day become a world class brand