Farmer Ogbole Samson is the Team Lead for Eupepsia Place Limited (Soilless Farm lab) – where we use technology as an enabler for Agriculture. We grow plants without the use of soil, ML and AI based irrigation system for optimum yield and predictability of food production. Agriculture for Farmer Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthy living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation, precision, data and be climate smart. To this end, Farmer Samson has devoted his time and resources to building modern farms exploring the latest technologies for agriculture, sharing and training others to adopt “the modern agriculture” to ensure together we can use agriculture as a tool to build the nation we so desire. He believes “food production should not be seasonal because hunger is not seasonal”.
Farmer Ogbole Samson has a B.Sc. Biochemistry Igbinedion University; M. Sc. Biochemistry, Ibadan, and a Biochemistry PhD candidate, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Other certificates include Disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School, Boston USA, Biotechnology from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Introduction to Food and Nutrition from Stanford University, Introduction to population health from The University of Manchester, Greening the Economy from Lund University Sweden, Sustainable Agriculture for year 2050 from Wageningen, Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture from The University of Western Australia, Public Health from University at Albany and a student of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence at University of Austin Texas.
Farmer Samson (Member Royal Court), Ooni of Ife Kingdom and an awardees of Royal African Awards – a recognition of top 100 young Nigerians doing great things 2021, two time TEDx speaker and a one-time TED speaker, top 500 persons whose company in the world whose global entrepreneurial talent is at the intersection of food, technology and sustainability by Forward Fooding in 2020, recognized amongst the top 7 innovators in Africa in 2018 by CNN Africa, recognized by EFCC as one of the young and legitimate innovative mind in 2018, top 100 global leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs in 2019 by Meaningful Business – MB100, Named amongst the top 15 corporate farmers in Nigeria by Corporate Farmer international limited, 2022, Soilless Farmer of the Year 2019 (by Farmkonnect), the winner of the Future Agro Challenge 2020” and first runner up Flour Mills of Nigeria Prize for Innovation, 2022.
Farmer Samson’s creativity and entrepreneurial drive has had him featured on CNN’s African Voices, BBC, BBC Yoruba, Reuters TV, DW, Channels TV and many others.