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*How it works* On the first Thursday of each month I try be online for an hour. I invite some of my friends and contacts to join me. I have no idea if anyone
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, Dec 1, 2011
How it works
On the first Thursday of each month I try be online for an hour. I invite
some of my friends and contacts to join me. I have no idea if anyone
will be willing and able to accept my invitation, but I wait online in
the hope that someone will arrive - and usually the result is an
interesting discussion of some kind
Four of us met to chat today - and started with introductions:
Olalekan Oyekola: Hi Steve. My home town is Ago-Are, Oyo State
Nigeria. Our major is agric. Are you talking about food processing?
Steve B: My colleagues and I cover the complete value chain from the
point of production in fields and plots through to the points of
consumption where people eat the food produced, processed, and prepared.
14:16 Olalekan Oyekola: Hi.I saw your (Pam's) notice on my return from
Benin City where we had an annual conference, so I thought I should
join in. I will be in Ago-Are tomorrow for the 50 Year (Golden Jubilee)
Anniversary of the Ifelodun Ago-Are Parapo Town Union
Olalekan Oyekola: Hi John. I want to give you 2 hotlines to report
outbreak of fighting in your area for prompt attention by security
agents 14:18 John Dada: That will be helpful Olalekan
Olalekan Oyekola: The Hotlines: 08056831232 and 08103880646. You can
make direct calls or send text messages but give time and location of
any outbreak without delays. I mean as it is just developing. It is
always best to save lives and property. Never fear. The lines are
operated by Army PR Directorate which has direct links to security
agents in the field nationwide.
14:28 Steve B: While we're together on this chat, I would like to return to a topic we discussed last summer--seed tape.
Steve B: This is very simple process that embeds individual seeds in
their ideal spacing to a biodegradable tape that can be unwound using
very simple equipment.
14:30 Steve B: The process is easily learned and the manufacturing of the equipment can be done locally.
Steve B: I'm working with some people in the states who go hot and and
cold on this idea depending on their budgets. Now, they're hot. And I
want it to be available in Africa!
14:37 Steve B: I'll get back with my colleagues about the seed tape project and send John a file outlining the basic concept.
14:38 Steve B: If we can keep after it while the interest is high, that will assure it stays on their radar.
Olalekan Oyekola: Mr Timothy Oyawale came to see my experiment on fish
farming 2 years back. He took interest from the outcome and built a
surface pond. He has now added fish farming to his poultry and crops
Steve B: I know they are looking for some test sites. Sounds like
there are several candidate locations in Nigeria. Would that be a