Tuesday, April 23, 2024

NISS Conducts Training Workshop on NISSAGRO APP

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) organized a training workshop for southwest farmers and agricultural extension agents on the introduction and use of NISSAGRO, a mobile app developed by the Institute to improve food security and soil productivity in the country.

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) organized a training workshop for southwest farmers and agricultural extension agents on the introduction and use of NISSAGRO, a mobile app developed by the Institute to improve food security and soil productivity in the country.

Speaking during the training held at the Institute of Agriculture Research & Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Oyo State, the South West Zonal Coordinator of NISS, Prof. James Alabi Adediran, noted that the app is meant to help researchers, scientists, and other stakeholders provide appropriate services to farmers.

NISS launched the app as part of its mandate to provide a scientific basis for enhancing and sustaining the productivity of soil resources geared towards achieving food security through good agricultural practices.

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The institute therefore launched the app to promote registered soil scientists’ services and engage farmers, extension workers, researchers, agro-dealers, and other stakeholders on fertilizer recommendation and technology needed for improving soil and food production in each locality in Nigeria.

Adediran disclosed that the training aimed at enhancing the participation of farmers and extension workers in knowledge-driven information technology that will improve the linkage between scientists and stakeholders.

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The Executive Director of IAR&T, Prof. Veronica Obatolu, pointed out that the mobile app, will help with right precision and bring more productivity by given solid attention to the soil which the farm rely on, adding that farming is no more for the illiterate but educated fellow.

The Director of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Oyo State, Mr. Moruf Razak, lauded the NISS initiative to boost the farmers’ knowledge in promoting mechanized and digital farming, while imploring participants to make the best use of the opportunity and ensure the training is extended to other farmers in their respective zones to compliment efforts of the NISS.

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