Nigeria ,IFAD Restate Commitment to Boosting Farmers Productivity

The Federal Government in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), have restated their commitment to improving the productivity of at least 50 per cent of 135,000 smallholder farmers by 25 per cent.

According to them, this would be achieved through the Value Chain Development programme of the Federal government and IFAD, tagged: (FGN/IFAD-VCDP). Specifically, the National Programme Coordinator, Garba Bala, stated this at a two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Pre-Season Workshop for 2022 Cropping Season, held in Nibo, Anambra State.

In his opening remarks, Bala, represented by the Agricultural Production Advisor, Chika Unamma, stated that the essence of the workshop was to adequately equip the participants on the job of extension services to the farmers for more productivity.

Furthermore, he noted that the workshop was to beef up and acquaint the extension workers of the programme with the knowledge and ideas to impart to the farmers, starting from the pre-season to the in-season and post-season.

He urged participants to ensure that they implement the teachings from the workshop to the latter, as it would help in the productivity level during harvest. Earlier in his remarks, the State Programme Coordinator of the Anambra VCDP, E N Agwuncha, enjoined the participants to embrace the teachings of the workshop to improve their knowledge of the extension work as well as improve their lives as extension workers.

source Agro Nigeria

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