Maize farmers trained on use of aflasafe control, strategies

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The AgResult Aflasafe Pilot Project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, on Thursday began the training of maize farmers on the use of aflasafe control and strategies to ensure stability in business.

Speaking at the opening of the three-day programme in Ibadan, the Project Director, Dr Debo Akande, said the training would focus on pre-harvest management of aflatoxin and aflasafe , a bio-control herbicide application.

He said the training would also focus on maize agronomy in increasing production and post-harvest safety precaution to maintain maize grain quality.

According to him, the project would also concentrate on measures to reduce aflatoxin, a virus that attacks maize and groundnuts.

Akande said the project was set up to demonstrate that the private sector could successfully be involved in agribusiness and agricultural innovation delivery to influence how farmers could access available technologies.

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