FEDERAL COLLEGE OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IBADAN
WAAPP ACTIVITIES REPORT
DR. G. O. ALONGE
WAAPP ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR
Mandate Areas and Working Units
Based on the priority commodities approved for the college
Broilers and layers production
Cassava and Maize intercropping.
Five units were developed for easy execution of the
activities. The units are:
Communication and Documentation unit
Organization of training workshop for the staff under College
AROC program and the leaders of our farmer and young farmer
Construction of fish pond made of well-rings (This is a new fish
technology aimed at encouraging rural farmers to adopt least cost
and durable method of fish production.
This has been constructed in our four outreach centres and in the
two villages fish has been produced up to Table size.
After the sales of our broilers birds, the money realized was used
to open accounts in the four outreach centres.
Currently each of the centres has started another round of
production of broiler birds with the exception of Our Lady of
Apostle who are yet to start production.
Planting and maintenance of Cassava/Maize plots in the adopted
Establishment of a rabbit unit in one of the adopted schools. This
was based on special demand made by the students who showed
keen interest in the area of livestock production.
Regular young farmer club activities in the two adopted schools
during which our staff instructed the students on various aspects
of agricultural activities.
Our staffs have been involved in teaching agricultural science to
SS1, SS2 and SS3 students in Our Lady of Apostles Secondary
School since they don’t have Agricultural science teacher.
Organization of excursions field trip to our college for the
students of our adopted schools.
Achieving quality adoption rate of developed technology
Training workshop for farmers and students of our adopted
villages and schools along side outreach centres’ team staff
Increased interest of students in agricultural science as a
subject and intended profession
Vocational training for 17 members from our adopted
villages in our college
Regular meetings of our farmers’ groups associations
Regular visit by the WAAPP team members at different
times and during the farmers associations meetings
Sales of table size broiler birds from our adopted villages
Sales of table size catfish from one of adopted villages
In all the outreach centres both females, males, youth and
differently able students are encouraged to be involved in all
group activities including leadership.
Inadequate water source
Poor power supply
Lack of vehicle
High cost of fuelling due to the old ford car being used which
High cost of feed
Conclusion and Recommendations
Innovation and technology transfer and gender diversity have
been found to be the basis to achieving WAAPP’s whole idea of
increasing agricultural productivity in Nigeria and in Africa at
The followings are however recommended:
Activities for schools should be started at Junior Secondary
Prompt release of funds at the right time for WAAPP activities
should be considered
Proper and efficient monitoring and evaluation of WAAPP
activities will enhance achieving WAAPP’s focus.
Showing well-ring tanks before stocking
Showing Pastor fish during stocking
Farmers and team staff watching the
movement of the juveniles in the tanks
Sorted catfish in one of our adopted
Catfish ready for sale
Dr. Adejinmi (FCAH&PT College Deputy
Provost) ready to buy catfish
Day old chicks in our outreach centres
8 weeks old broilers
Off loading of cassava stems in one of the
Cassava maize intercrop
Showing planting of maize in the adopted
Maize crop at point of production