LUFASI transited from an urban Farm (Majek Agricultural Project- MAP), which ran for over 20 years. The focus then was on agro-forestry for oil-palm and plantain production. However, the farm was within a viable urban forest, which attracted bird-watching activities and other nature enthusiasts who enjoyed the nature trail and serene environment. This highlighted the potential of the forest as a hub to drive the climate change message via environmental education while also offering an opportunity for relaxation within a green space in an urban area.
MAP started after Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi returned from his 3 years sojourn to Kenya where he saw how agriculture and tourism by dominating the economy of the state was encouraging sustainable use of the overall eco system and it’s biodiversity. He believed we could do the same in Nigeria. However, MAP transited to LUFASI after he found a deep calling for the promotion of Creation Care driven by the urgency attached to issues of climate change / species extinction and how far apart humans had drifted from nature. He felt the need to create awareness, protect the endanger and helpless animal and bring men to interact with nature while at it.
HOW WE WORK
LUFASI views strong partnerships and collaborations as fundamental to meeting its objectives. This informs our strategy to work hand-in-hand with relevant institutions locally and internationally including governments, multilateral and corporate organizations to achieve our mission.