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AUDA-NEPAD Calls on Farmers to Embrace Climate Smart Agricultural

The African Union Development Agency and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) has called on farmers in Nigeria to embrace Climate Smart Agricultural practice, to improve yield and ensure food security amid the negative effects of climate change in the country.

The African Union Development Agency and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) has called on farmers in Nigeria to embrace Climate Smart Agricultural practice, to improve yield and ensure food security amid the negative effects of climate change in the country.

The National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu made this call in Edo State, during a one-week workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture organized by AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria for farmers in the State.

Akobundu who was represented by Mr Zacchaeus Akerejola Maxwell, advised farmers to take advantage of the workshop and put to good use the knowledge acquired for their personal, community and National benefit.

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One of the guest lecturers Dr. Olotu Yahaya, from Department of Agriculture Technology, Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, while speaking on the theme: Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Security emphasized the need to equip farmers with climate smart agricultural practices to combat the effects of climate change.

Dr Yahaya urged farmers not to stick to some old methods of farming as climate change has altered some of the variables thereby making such practices unproductive, while demonstrating some simple but practical and cost effective methods of improving farm produce such as Cassava, Plantain, Maize and other crops commonly produce in the area.

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Another speaker, Mr. Abiodun Amoo who addressed impact of climate change on aquaculture noted that aquaculture has also suffered its own fair share of climate change such as shortage of water, flooding, water pollution, and excessive heat amongst others.

Amoo went on to admonish participants not to trade off any knowledge gotten from the workshop for the improvement of their agricultural practices and for their well-being.

 

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