Meet Mevis Aiyeju, the co-founder of M.E. Solutions, a company modifying and experimenting with technology to solve problems in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector, with their farming solutions ranging from a reengineered soilless farming technology adequate for the often low power supply in the Nigerian context, to low energy consuming irrigation systems, to the development of an off taker network for the produce from their soilless farming systems.
In the interview Mevis shares about:
- How she took a leap of faith, quitting her job working for multinationals, without a backup plan and without any savings
- How she and her co-founder designed their business model in a way that allowed them to start-up and pilot their solutions almost without any capital
- The different types of soilless farming and the immense potential of this technology to safe water and de-risk the business of farming
- And what her plans are to create jobs, empower smallholder farmers and contribute to a self-sufficient food production in Nigeria that is resilient in the face of desertification and the impacts of climate change
She also talks about her own mental health journey and what her advice to young entrepreneurs in Nigeria is. There is a ton of gold in this interview so we hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.
And now, without further ado, enter Mevis Aiyeju.