April 1, 2023



NASC, CORAF unveils digital software for planning, forecasting

As a part of efforts to cut back the seed provide and demand hole via correct seed demand estimation and forecasting, the Nationwide Agriculture Seeds Council (NASC), CORAF and different companions is unveiling an electronic-based software for seed planning and demand forecasting.

That is even because it has commenced coaching of seeds stakeholders within the business on identical software.

Declaring the coaching workshop open on Monday in Abuja, NASC Director Basic, Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, mentioned this software is a sensible instrument used within the course of of constructing projections of the potential and precise seed calls for to help each the general public seed sector and personal seed corporations’ decision-making.

“To introduce and unveil this software to stakeholders in Nigeria, the Nationwide Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) in collaboration with AVISA, Syngenta Basis for Sustainable Agriculture in addition to AGRA and her different companions beneath the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) has put collectively this three-day capacity-building session on Seed Planning for Trade.

“The lack of expertise on the correct estimation of seed calls for usually places seed enterprises and breeder seeds producing items in disarray. It’s properly recognised that present efficiency of the system by way of availing the required kind of seed within the required amount and high quality on the required place and inexpensive worth is under satisfaction.

“At this time now we have a scenario the place the proportion of revealed seed demand over provide reveals appreciable scarcity of provide, paradoxically, Seed Corporations and sellers complain of leftovers annually,” he mentioned.

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