November 28, 2022

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CORAF, NASC prepare agric extension officers, seed producers, farmers


The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Analysis and Growth (CORAF), Nationwide Agricultural Seed Council (NASC),  and Partnership for Agricultural Analysis, Schooling and Growth (PAIRED), has commenced coaching of Nigeria agric extension officers, seed producers, researchers and farmers on greatest practices for seed manufacturing with a view to upscale meals manufacturing and sustainability.

That is at the same time as Senior Scaling Specialist, CORAF, Dr Caroline Makamto Sobgui, revealed that CORAF has offered over $100,000 as funding for 4 coaching programmes in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

The Director Basic, NASC, Dr Philip Ojo, who was represented by his Senior Technical Adviser, Dr Folarin Okelola, in a gap remarks on the ‘Three-day Coaching on High quality Seed Manufacturing’ organised by CORAF on Monday in Abuja, stated members on the coaching ought to make sure the data they are going to obtain can be cascaded all the way down to these farmers and seed producers within the communities the place it’s wanted.

He stated: “We glance ahead on a regular basis to construct capability and that’s the reason we’re very completely happy in facilitating this coaching for CORAF, and we’re pleased with the connection in CORAF, Nationwide Cereal Analysis Institute, NCRI, Institute of Agricultural Analysis, IAR, and we count on that there can be extra of those trainings and this coaching can even be cascaded all the way down to these individuals in your platforms, and we are going to proceed to get feedbacks from you to help you in your endeavours to make sure that Nigerians have good high quality seeds.

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