Wednesday, April 24, 2024

HEDA, NiMET, Others Educate Oyo Farmers On Climate Change

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), in partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Oxfam, and Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) , trained farmers in Oyo State to strictly adhere to climate information in order to record a very good yield and reduce post-harvest loss.

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), in partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Oxfam International, and Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) , trained farmers in Oyo State to strictly adhere to climate information in order to record a very good yield and reduce post-harvest loss.

Mr. Arigbabu Sulaimon of the HEDA Resource Centre, while speaking at a one-day mid-season interaction workshop for agriculture stakeholders, noted that HEDA brings other partners together, with NiMet as the technical partners, to discuss the issue of climate change and to provide information for the farmers.

Sulaimon said the need for science and technology in agricultural practices cannot be over emphasized because we cannot continue to do things the way our forefathers did them then since things have really changed and there are more mouths to feed these days than those days.

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He added that they are going round for the training, partnering with the media, the NGOs, the agricultural development authority, the ministry of agriculture, and research institutions because everybody has a role to play, as a network and system of actions that will help farmers and the food system to be able to feed the masses and prosper the economy.

The Assistant General Manager, Climate Services NiMET, Mr. Oyegade Adeleke, admonished farmers to adhere to climate information, saying it has been proven that climate information can increase yield and profit by more than 35 percent.

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“If you were making a profit of N50,000 before, it can become almost N75,000. And it completely minimises your risk. Farmers should consider using climate change optimally. They should try as much as possible to get climate information, use it as prescribed, and they will never regret doing it. Adeleke added.

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