Every great story starts with a Vision.
When AVEEM Foods spotted a gap in Nigeria’s agriculture sector, we envisioned that gap being filled by locally-produced fish.
Every year, the demand for fish as an edible protein source increases, and the supply must rise to meet that demand. Our goal was and continues to be the enriching of Nigerian lives and the expansion of local aquaculture and agriculture.
We partner with the Nigerian people to foster self-sufficiency, curb reliance on imports, and create national food security and sustainability.
Our staff and management team combine their skills and expertise in aquaculture, marine biology, agriculture, project management, and agro-engineering to design, plan and execute the development of our integrated aquaculture and agriculture farms.
Our vision for the future includes successfully established made-in-Nigeria food products exported to other African countries, the USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
We are dedicated to championing self-sufficiency in Nigerian communities while avoiding negative impacts like local population relocation, destruction of vegetation, and environmental destruction and degradation in a maximum sustainable manner.
AVEEM commits to creating profitable opportunities and developing valuable skills for the Nigerian people. By promoting commercial aquaculture production, we sew seeds of equal job opportunity, technical skill development, self-dependency and livelihood into the lives of the Nigerian youth and the broader local community.
Every great story starts with a vision, but it’s what that vision creates that matters most.
With the help of the Nigerian people, AVEEM is creating a healthy and sustainable aquaculture practice that expands beyond the immediate community to help feed the country and the world.
AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA: FARM FACTS
Nigeria is exceptionally fertile, making it the perfect place to farm:
- The agricultural sector in Nigeria employs 80% of the working population
- Nigeria has 84 million hectares of fertile land
- Only 40% of Nigerian arable land is cultivated
- The largest rivers in Africa are in Nigeria
- In 1921 a unified Department of Agriculture was formed in Nigeria
- Nigeria is currently the largest economy in Africa
- Women account for 75% of the farming population in Nigeria
- Nigerian agriculture saved $21 billion in food imports in 2018
FISH AS A PROTEIN SOURCE IN NIGERIA
The promotion of public health through a balanced, nutritious diet is critical in every community. Fish is a high-quality source of protein that contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals.
- a low-fat, high-quality source of vital protein
- rich with essential omega-3 fatty acids for heart and brain health
- high in vitamins D and B2
- packed with beneficial minerals like iron, magnesium, and potassium
- full of nutrients that reduce the risk of heart attack and lower blood pressure
BENEFITS OF FARMING FOR THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY
Near the end of 2020, Nigeria’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 27.1%. New farming opportunities in Nigeria are a boon to the economy, creating jobs, and contributing to food sustainability.
Nigerians face some of the following challenges:
- Widespread poverty
- Rising unemployment
- Low skills which limit employment opportunities
- Rising public debt
Transformation of the Nigerian economy is possible – namely through agro-industrial development and employment. AVEEM Foods is committed to taking part in this transformation.