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December 19, 2016

female farmers 218x150The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, has trained and empowered over 20,000 rural women and youths on Production Technologies and Value Addition to Root and Tuber Crops.
Executive Director of the institute, Dr Julius Okonkwo, announced this at a three-day training workshop organised for 120 rural women and youths of six host communities at Awom Na Ebo Secondary Technical School, Amawom in Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state.
He expressed that the training was part of efforts to complement Federal Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and unemployment.
Highlighting core aspects of the training, Okonkwo noted that with the new technologies for income generation and improved, disease resistant cassava and sweet potato varieties, the farmers would be able to kick-start their own enterprises.
“We expect the trainees to effectively use the knowledge they acquired to create wealth and employ members of their families in the business”.
The Guardian reports that the Executive Director also pledged support of the NRCRI to empower the farmers, using technological innovations to encourage their entrepreneurial interest to boost food supply.
http://agronigeria.com.ng/nrcri-empowers-20-000-root-tuber-crops-value-addition/

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57th Independence

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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
  • Early purchase of fertilizer saves money
  • Buy your fertilizers from the open market
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and value
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

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To provide a platform for the stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer industry to develop effective public private partnerships in order to ensure timely supply of adequate quantity and quality fertilizers; and to promote professional, moral and ethical practices in the industry.

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