"Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable." - Wendell Berry
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Omotunde Banjoko is a graduate of Geophysics from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, #Nigeria. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN). #TheAfricanFarmersStories
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Tunde holds an HSE 2 & HSE 3 certification in Health & Safety from the Nigeria Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP). In addition to being trained as a Project Manager, Tunde also obtained leadership training from the Daystar Academy in Lagos.
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Tunde Banjoko has worked in several capacities in the oil and gas downstream sector - product distribution, interface with govt agencies & project execution in organizations like PM Oil Marketing & Sales Solutions Ltd, etc.
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He has also been a director at Aroma Energy Company Ltd & North Ocean Oil Resources Ltd. Today, he uses his wealth of experience in the marketing and distribution of quality farm produce & execution of Agro-allied projects to develop the industry.
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Tunde is hardworking & highly focused, doesn't believe in limitations & willing to learn & take on new challenges. He embraced farming in 2012 to close the gap in food production & supply chain, generate employment & foreign exchange for the country.
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Tunde Banjoko is the founder and CEO of B.O Farms Ltd. Registered in 2014, the company was established because of the untapped and inherent potentials in the #agriculture industry in Africa. #TheAfricanFarmersStories
This passion has kept him through various challenges like fluctuation in cost of production, scarcity of labour, unfavourable and unpredictable market prices and access to good finance structure.
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B. O Farms Ltd started with 16 Ha of land in 2012 & currently has about 630 Ha; 75 Ha is utilized for #cassava and #cocoa. The company started with two (2) Directors and two (2) shareholders but now has five (5) Directors and two (2) shareholders.
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The focus is to identify major processing plants, especially cassava processors in SW Nigeria; to produce for them directly on agreed scope, price & specification from the company's locations in Ijebu-ode and Abeokuta both in Ogun state, #Nigeria
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The company is principally, into production, processing, marketing, sale and distribution of farm products as well as providing consulting services to farm establishments and operations #TheAfricanFarmersStories
Existing and potential target markets include: individuals, corporate bodies, large manufacturing corporations and partners with governments and institutions in order to establish and run sustainable farms and agro-allied projects.
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Please, welcome with me, Farmer Omotunde Banjoko to the programme, #TheAfricanFarmersStories

Q1. Tunde, I’m excited to have you on the programme, #TheAfricanFarmersStories. There’s a lot we want to know about your growing up and schooling experience. Please tell us.

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