Have you ever heard of Songhai farm center in Port Novo or planned to take a trip to this farm as an intending farmer or a practicing farmer or as a group with passion for farming ? This is a place to get inspiration and exposure to solve start up or teething problems you may have you will be exposed to new and useful technique to help you farm better .
Why Songhai farm –
Songhai farm is one of the largest NGO farm projects empowering Africans, an integrated farm that uses all its waste produce to generate more income. Centre Songhai is a chain of agricultural research centers established by a Nigerian American for the promotion of the study of sustainable farming techniques.
The farm has about 15 sections these are farming, aquaculture, bio-gas, poultry, mushroom, mechanic, grass cutter, snail farming , piggery, grass cutter, quails, among many other things that you will discover on your arrival at the farm. There is so much more to the Centre than it is possible to explain here. Today both young and old learn from this Centre as it uses old and new methodology it engages in human resource training entrepreneurs as well as wealth generation.
How do i get there ?
Songhai farm Head quarters is in Port Novo that means you are traveling out of the country & need either an Ecowas or International passport.
You could either travel through the Seme or Idiroko border on arrival and after the boarder formalities you take a taxi to the farm it is a journey of roughly 2& half hours when traffic is light from Ikeja Lagos to the Farm
You could go for a simple trip spend about 2 hours touring the entire farm with a guide or a study tour from about 2 – 7 days for field studies in chosen sections of the farm.
Aside this you can get hands on training on how to set up or manage your own farm but you must be ready to physically work on the farm !
If you are planning to spend more than a day on your trip you need to secure accommodation on the farm. For your meals there are 2 restaurants European & African where you get farm fresh meals from the farm produce
Even if all you need is a few days of quite time in a serene environment Songhai farm is the answer If you want to eat right, recover from an Illness or just a quite place to relax on leisure. Currently the farm has other sites located in the following areas:
- Porto-Novo – in the south-eastern part of Benin:
- Savalou – in the Zou in the center of Benin
- Parakou – in the north
- Lokossa – in the south-west
- Kinwédji – also in the Mono
The geographical expansion of the Songhai movement is also progressively reaching other countries in the West African sub-region. This is the case regarding the site in Nigeria (Songhai Delta – Amukpe)..
- Songhai-Delta-Amuse ,Songhaï-Rivers State (Nigeria),Lagos state in Badagry
to mention a few.
Plan to take a fact finding trip to Songhai or ask our tour consultants to package your tour for you contact us today .
We have a special budget tour from 17th – 20th December while we will be having 1 tour every quarter from February Pls email for full details or simply fill our contact form..