July 23rd 2050
Agriculture wears a new look from what we've always known, as the Lagos state governor commissions another vertical farm. Three decades prior, farmers were synonymous with worn-out clothes and hoes thrown over strained shoulders. Now, you can hardly distinguish between the white lab coats of farmers and that of doctors.
The farmers these days do more scientific research than farming. Farming has gone beyond just putting seeds in the ground and waiting for them to germinate.
This vertical farm is the fifth of its kind in Lagos. The technology is in line with the megacity initiative the government has been evangelising.
Ever since the government introduced its EkoGrow initiative, which welcomed venture capitalists to invest in agritech companies, many vertical farms have sprung up in the state. Since Lagos is producing its food, reliance on other states for different vegetables from ewedu to tomatoes has reduced drastically.
But apart from the government and