The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme, WAAPP is set to ensure active participation of local fabricators and technologies in the country towards generation of agricultural tools to ease the farmers challenge on the farm.
The acting National Project Coordinator, James Ocheme Apochi disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office on the activities of the project and its preparation towards the 2016 farming season.
Apochi said in line with the four components of WAAPP, the project has been able to generate improve seeds and seedlings, cassava stems and fingerlings which will continue to be distributed to farmers across the country.
He stressed the need that the project will continue to develop the capacity of its staff to meet up the challenges associated with the four components of WAAPP and ultimately drive home the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari in the agricultural sector.
Laying emphasis on the need to adequately educate farmers across the country to embrace new innovations in agriculture in line with international best practices, the acting National Project Coordinator, stated that the project has introduced several Innovations Platforms to ensure that farmers are brought together to be schooled on new techniques to boost farmers yield and by extension farmers income, hence ending poverty in line with the Sustainable Development Goal objectives

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