How farmers can achieve maximum yield


Agriculture in Nigeria (Photo: NAN)

An agric expert and programme manager, Mr Simon Ago, has pointed to farmers in the country ways to achieve bountiful crop yields.

Ago, who is the acting Programme Manager of the Plateau Agricultural Development Programme PADP, called on farmers to adopt and adhere to good agricultural practices for high crop yield.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that PADP worked in collaboration with seeds companies and NGOs to teach and train farmers on good agricultural practices.

He added that good yield could be achieved if farmers would adopt good practices and also see themselves as critical stakeholders in the economy.

The agric manager said that PADP had carried out several extension deliveries and adaptive seed demonstrations to farmers.

He said about 11,000 contacts had been made through village extension projects to carry out seeds demonstrations on the field that would boost production.

Furthermore, he said PADP, in collaboration with other agencies and international bodies, had conducted training for farmers in various villages.

He, therefore, called on farmers to take the farming business seriously and use the many available platforms to learn new methods and practices that would maximise farm yields.

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