Farmer Ogbole Samson is the Team Lead for Eupepsia Place Limited (Soilless Farm lab) – where we use technology as an enabler for Agriculture. We grow plants without the use of soil, growing plants in the air and AI based irrigation system for proper plant monitoring for optimum yield and predictability of food production. Agriculture for Farmer Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthy living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation, precision, data and be climate smart. To this end, Farmer Samson has devoted his time and resources to building modern farms exploring the latest technologies for agriculture, sharing and training others to adopt “the modern agriculture” to ensure together we can use agriculture as a tool to build the nation we so desire. He believes “food production should not be seasonal because hunger is not seasonal”.
Farmer Samson (Member Royal Court), Ooni of Ife Kingdom and an awardees of Royal African Awards – a recognition of top 100 young Nigerians doing great things 2021, he is a two time TEDx speaker and a one-time TED speaker, he was recognized amongst the top 7 innovators in Africa in the year 2018 by CNN Africa, recognized by EFCC as one of the young and legitimate innovative mind in the year 2018, recognized as one of the top 100 global leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs in 2019 by Meaningful Business – MB100,Soilless Farmer of the Year 2019 (by Farmkonnect), the winner of the Future Agro Challenge 2020, he was also a part of the documentary – “Swallow – food security in Nigeria’s changing climate”. Farmer Samson’s creativity and entrepreneurial drive has had him featured on CNN’s African Voices, BBC, BBC Yoruba, Reuters TV, DW, Channels TV and many others.