I learnt civilization started from Egypt, so I decided to do a little research of how and why.
What I discovered was astonishing.
“The civilization of ancient Egypt was indebted to the Nile River and its dependable seasonal flooding. The river’s predictability and the fertile soil allowed the Egyptians to build an empire on the basis of great agricultural wealth. Egyptians are credited as being one of the first groups of people to practise agriculture on a large scale.” Source: Wikipedia.
River Nile + Fertile Soil brought about modern civilization in Egypt. Simply put, they took advantage of their resources and leveraged on agriculture to cause a major turn around.
Kogi state houses two great rivers in the world (Rivers Niger and Benue), blessed with abundant rainfall and fertile soil – For a long time, my parents were not applying any form of fertilizer yet the harvest was bountiful.
What if we, like the ancient Egypt leverage on these natural resources? What if we take advantage of the rivers to invest in major dry season farming and on the rainfall for rainy season Farming?