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Nigeria: NAQS empowers farmers In Ife North, East with improved seedlings

Updated Oct 6, 2022
In a bid to boost their production capacity, the National Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), in collaboration with Alrido Uplifting Limited and Hicoti Consulting Limited has empowered farmers in Ife North and East Federal Constituency with seedlings.
During the distribution ceremony held at Ile-Ife, Osun State, as part of the mandate to boost the agricultural value chain, NAQS through Hicoti consulting supplied and distributed agricultural inputs such as seeds of soybeans, maize, melon, groundnut, cassava stems, oil-palm seedlings, yam sets, banana and plantain suckers to Ife North and East federal constituency which are known for the production of the aforementioned crops. The primary occupation of Ife North and East people is agriculture. The town is noted for the production of cassava, maize, yam, plantain and banana. These crops are rich in vitamins, energy, minerals and protein. The major limitation to the high-yield and diseased-free crop production in the region is the lack of quality or improved seedlings. The farmers were also provided with information on production, time of planting, best management practices, processing and value addition of the aforementioned crops. It was a wonderful moment for the farmers who ...
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