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FG Trains Farmers on Smart Agricultural Practices to Prevent Flooding

To forestall a repeat of the devastating effect of last year’s flooding, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has trained farmers in the southern region on smart agricultural practices to safeguard farm produce against the perennial flooding incidence in the region.

To forestall a repeat of the devastating effect of last year’s flooding, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has trained farmers in the southern region on smart agricultural practices to safeguard farm produce against the perennial flooding incidence in the region.

The Assistant Chief Agriculture Officer of FMARD’s extension department, Gloria Iboroma, while speaking in Port Harcourt, described the training as a means to cushion the effects of the 2022 flood disaster and to forestall future occurrences.

The two-day training/workshop tagged “Emergency Training and Demonstration of Climate Resilient in Maize Production in the South-East, South-South, and South-West Region” was meant to equip farmers and brace them up against any possibility of flooding as the rainy season begins.

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Iboroma decried the rate at which prices of food items have skyrocketed in the state, blaming the hike on the devastating flooding of last year and noting that the essence of the training was not only to cushion the effect of the flood on victims but to also provide every available support to farmers to boost production and ensure food security.

Some of the affected farmers who spoke during the training expressed optimism that the training will help them prepare well for this year’s flood, adding that the soft loans and improved seedlings provided to them at the training will help boost their courage to go into large-scale farming.

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One of the participants, Mrs. Gold Ingowari-Ekini, stressed that the training and empowerment received will be put to best use while thanking FMARD for putting the program together to enable farmers to make great output from their input.

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