Find out how Agro Kings is engaging in climate-smart agriculture

Aerial Shot of Agro Kings’ Rice Farm

Use of irrigation channels

Agro Kings has invested in a comprehensive irrigation system which ensures water availability all year round. This is over 40km in natural man-made canals carefully designed around the farm with an intentional focus on the CSA goal of sustainable food production and water conservation. Rice cultivation requires much more water (5000l/kg) than other crops. At Agro Kings, our irrigation engineering team designed our canals and drains to optimize water usage by established measures like returning drained-backwaters into their main source supply while simultaneously draining excess water off fields during rainy seasons.

Use of renewable energy

Some of our farm houses and storage facilities are powered using solar energy. Again, our warehouse and farm houses are constructed using reusable shipping containers and we have employed the use of e-bikes for transportation on the farm. By reducing the production of pollutants and reducing its global carbon footprint, they are taking one step forward in making Earth greener and less polluted.

Planting trees, hybrid seeds and soybeans

We are always on the lookout for ways to improve soil fertility through good agricultural practices. Specifically, we cultivate soybeans on our farm providing nitrogen-rich residues which allows us to use fewer fertilizers. Additionally, using hybrid seeds resistant to disease allows us more flexibility when faced with environmental stressors like flooding and drought. In doing this, our farmers can both maintain a resilient crop production system without sacrificing yield at all. Lastly, we are planting trees that can help protect against windstorms or reduce carbon footprint emissions while boosting resilience in plants by sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.



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Agro Kings

Agro Kings

Agro Kings is an innovative enterprise premised on advancing human lives with a focus on farming, value addition and technology to support global food security