Through experiential learning, STEP introduces beneficiaries to modern Agricultural education in a captivating manner, using modern practices, tools and technologies that reduce physical labor and exertion whilst increasing the level of productivity. Students are trained on the contemporary ways to engage in crop cultivation through the application of modern farm machines on the farm and with practices such as Urban farming which eradicates the need to only practice farming on a remote piece of land. Students are also trained on the various levels of animal production, and systems that can be employed by the students in the successful rearing and management of farm animals even at a young age.
Statistically, while there’s a less amount of people in production agriculture, they are needing to produce more food for the world than ever before due to an ever-increasing consumption rate. The value addition enterprise under STEP seeks to impart knowledge in students about the various possible consumable items that can be derived from the everyday farm produce through processing. Common farm produce such as cassava are introduced to the students with emphasis on its versatility. For some context, in Nigeria, almost all the cassava produced is used for human consumption, and less than 5% is used in industries. Yet only a few of the possible items gotten from cassava are mainstream. Students also learn about the nutritional benefits of the products processed
The impact of science throughout man’s existence cannot be overemphasized. STEP introduces the application of science in agriculture to its beneficiaries. With the aid of a modern science laboratory, well-furnished with the necessary equipment, students can carry out relevant experiments such as testing for the nutritional composition of various farm produce, or testing the soil content of a piece of land before cultivation.