Experts advocate for improved organic farming practices


To make healthy food available and accessible to Nigerians, experts in the agricultural sector have called for an increase in organic farming practices across the country.

Specifically, the President of the Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria (AOAPN), Victor Idowu Olugbemiga Olowe, made the call on the sidelines of a two-day capacity building workshop for stakeholders, held at Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State.

Olowe, who noted that the training was aimed at professionals in the agricultural sector, said it was an initiative of the Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture and funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) d ‘Germany.

According to him, the training was anchored by the organic agriculture professionals in the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, noting that the association movement was also established at FUNAAB.

“It’s a project called Knowledge Center and it’s funded by Germany’s GIZ. In the region of West Africa, it is anchored in Senegal and Nigeria is one of the collaborators, so a suburb is also present in Nigeria and it is supported by our association. “One of the activities is to train multipliers and that is what is happening today at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB).”

Talking about the training, Olowe explained that the project also aims to improve the capacity of extension workers to improve their expertise.

“These are the people who have close relationships with the farmers. So the moment they are trained as multipliers in this project, they will come out and multiply. We expect that each trainer will eventually train between 200 and 500 farmers from their different areas,” he added.

source Agro Nigeria
Experts advocate for improved organic farming practices

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