By BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – Agricultural Development Project, Kogi State KADP, has embarked on intensive training for registered Cassava, Cashew and Maize farmers in the State.
The training which commences last week will end on March 31, and its end across the six zonal offices in the State.
The training is part of the KADP’s efforts to ensure that farmers adopt global best practices, which can enhance yield, production and processing.
Commenting on the training, the Managing Director Kogi ADP, Oyisi Okatahi stated that the trainings is to put farmers on key areas that will made them succeed, “First, they will be trained on how to get the right input in terms of seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, soil tests because there are many adulterated inputs in the market and it important to source genuine inputs.
“Second, on how to follow the season calendar by applying the various methodologies such as planting, weeding and fertilizing at the right time because most farmers do not maximize yield when they fail to follow proven methodologies.
“Thirdly on how to apply mechanization and technology as much as possible, look at processing, and how to have the right attitude to farming business”.
Okatayi commended the the State Governor, Yahaya Bello for his commitment towards making the State the agricultural hub of Nigeria, “The governor has encouraged farmers to see agriculture as a business and no longer subsistence farming”.