Agriculture Photography: An Agricultural Tour Down To Aba-Oyo, Ondo State, Nigeria

in photography •  last year 

So today we the group of agriculturists fro AFRICAN HYDRA decided to take a walk down to a village in ABA-OYO we ofthen heard only the name but we never thought of seeing the place beacause of how crude people talked about it. Apart from its being tucked away from modern facilities, its is really an interesting place to be.

Our Journey Began Here
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The land here is really fertile, this was noticed on our way to this region.
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Most of us were scared of the walk, cause it seemed closely like a jungle. I myself I wasn't comfortable. Still on our way we came across some kids having fun in the locality.
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Upon reaching our tour location, we barely understood their language thus we had to seek the presence of a Yoruba fleunt translator. IMG-20180324-WA0009.jpg
Well luckily for us we one of us Yusuf Ibrahim did the job perfectly this making communication with them easy.

Yoruba is a language in Nigeria.

So we started our agricultural survey.

We divided the team into two.

Alpha Team

Had detailed discussion with the Community members, about their agricultural proceeds, setbacks and issues they faced.
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Bravo Team

Had a survey round the community.
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Where we got to discover that most of the inhabitants were petty traders and survived from hand to mouth
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After detailed information from Community members, thus they also wanted to have a word with the community leader. Who was currently not available

Alpha Team Thinking of the next step
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Bravo Team exploring
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Alpha Team Still on the information quest.

Here they are asking inhabitants the challenges they faced while planting crops.
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Even teens and kids were not left out so they also had a chance to tell us what they knew
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We also had to analyse all the information we got and thought of possible solutions in order to help the community.IMG-20180324-WA0021.jpg

We asked most of the inhabitants what they thought would be good for them in their own point of view.IMG-20180324-WA0035.jpg

Information reaching us highlighted the presense of a stream which they all visited in the community to get water as well as wash. So we had to go down there since Bravo Team had signalled their presence there.IMG-20180324-WA0036.jpg

As we were done for today we had to do some critical thinking before heading back

Alpha Team Reports
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Bravo Team

We found out that the cooking facilities was still outdated due to the crude environment which they lived in.

Another one
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The environment is calm but alittle bit bushy.
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Even in the 21st century their water supply is still ancient they make use of wells till date.IMG-20180324-WA0025.jpg
Although most said they don't drink it we can't tell how true it is.IMG-20180324-WA0031.jpg

We met a broom maker who showed us how it's done, she told us the crude material used is palmfronds.IMG-20180324-WA0023.jpg

ABA-OYO Palm Oil Mill.
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Their palm seeds are boiled here
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While the oil is being stirred here after the shaft is removedIMG-20180324-WA0029.jpg
The shaft IMG-20180324-WA0033.jpg

The Clinic they all use they complained of how unequipped it isIMG-20180324-WA0003.jpg

The stream the postulated they had was not hygienic at all.IMG-20180324-WA0037.jpg

The surrounding
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The stream in question
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So it was getting to evening we had to go back to our check point.

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TOUR SUMMARY

It was realised that they really suffered in the community thus the needed a lot of improvements which will be listed below.

Good road network.
Adequate Water supply
Electricity

due to the fact that these amenities never existed in the community, it really affects their rate of production.

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