By Bukola Adewumi
The Network for the Advancement of Women Farmers (WOFAN) says it has empowered farmers, extension workers and extension workers in sustainable rice production, 3D video and field demonstration in the territory of the federal capital.
WOFAN executive director Hajia Salamatu Garba said Monday in Abuja that the training will expose them to modern best practices in rice and groundnut cultivation as well as effective methods of weed, pest and pest control. diseases.
Garba said the two-day training would deepen participants’ knowledge of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to enable them to be successful in technical aspects of rainy season agriculture.
She said the activities of extension agents and farmer groups in implementing WOFAN’s ICON of Hope project would improve farmers’ yields and incomes.
She also said that there was a 3D video presentation and hands-on demonstration applications of pesticides and fertilizers for the participants.
The boss of WOFAN revealed that the training was supported by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) and other partners.
Garba also explained that WOFAN also collaborated with other groups, as part of its efforts to gain support from all stakeholders for the successful implementation of the project.
According to her, the training will also be replicated in Kano State to enable other farmers, extension workers and cluster group leaders to benefit from the knowledge.
“They will also have a better understanding of how best to harvest, process, store and ultimately market their crops to improve their income.
“We would like to thank NAERLS and other partners for collaborating with us on this capacity building initiative undertaken as part of WOFAN’s ICON of Hope project in the various states,” she said. (NOPE)
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