Fresh Direct Nigeria founder, Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja-Kuye, “started Nigeria’s first vertical farming company, she already had years of experience advising governments under her belt. Yet as a woman, she still struggled to be taken seriously.”

“In the beginning, even my staff, when they first come on board, are more likely to listen to my husband before me,” said the founder of Fresh Direct Nigeria, which grows vegetables hydroponically, farming in water instead of soil.“These challenges make you hungrier,”

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