Other News / Agriculture - 3 weeks ago
Stakeholders are seeking the establishment of demonstration farms to provide hands-on training, DANIEL ESSIET reports.
Co-founder, PS Nutraceuticals, Samson Ogbole, a young agro entrepreneur, is teaching Nigerians how to cultivate yams and potatoes without sand.
A biochemistry graduate of the Igbinedion University, Edo State, Ogbole trains farmers on his demonstration farm. He organises demonstrations to show farmers technologies.
The visit to a demonstration farm allowed prospective farmers to share concerns on new techniques, technology and crops.
At demo farms, farmers learn how to use their hands and machines, such as sprayers and cultivators. Farmers and trainers can exchange information and ideas.
The immediate past Provost of the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), Dr. Samson Odedina, loves to train people on agrobusiness, including how to manage their farms, dry and store grains, and use machinery.”I am a farmer, and I have great passion for farmers. I want to help farmers and make a better life for them,” he said.
When Odedina set out to promote profitable cassava farming, he did it with cassava demonstration plots across the campus. The college made available plots for students and farmers. It was a success story. The demonstration farms showcase ag...