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Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
Nrcri adpted village activities revised
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  1. National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Nigeria.
  2. 2012-2013 WAAPP ASSISTED ADOPTED VILLAGES/OUTREACH SCHOOLS ACTIVITIES Dr. G.N. Asumugha National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike
  3. Our Focus • To continue to impart rural women & Youths skills and farmers knowledge in root and tuber crops production, processing and utilization as well as other relevant technologies in the locality. • To enable end users utilize these technologies for business, income generation and household livelihoods. • Continue to encourage the adoption of these improved technologies for job creation and to enhance and ensure food security.
  4. Specifically: • To popularize and disseminate improved technologies for large scale adoption. • Empower economically the resource poor farmers. • Create job opportunities for the youths. • Increase the percentage of school graduates who go into agriculture. • Increase the number of students registering Agricultural Science in SSCE/NECO.
  5. Communities selected in 2012 • Oriendu - Umuahia North LGA, Abia State • Akoli Imenyi - Bende L.G.A., Abia State • Umunkiri-Obingwa L.G.A., Abia State Schools selected in 2012 Ibeku High School- Umuahia North L.G.A. • Sancta-crux Olokoro- Umuahia South L.G.A. • Wesley Seminary Ndoro- Ikwuano L.G.A.
  6. ACTIVITIES • Meeting with communities/ village heads for site selection. • Establishment of demo farms (.5ha in each community - cassava, yam and Sweet potatoes). • Cluster formation and facilitating groups. • Addition of 3 new communities/ 3 new schools in 2013 • Capacity building- Training on value addition to R&T and agronomic practices. • Integrated farming (crop production/Animal production- Poultry in 2012, fisheries for 2013) • Partnership/ linkages- ADPS, Press, Govt., etc. • AROC (Upgrading 3 in 2012, establishing 3 in 2013) and display of technologies and resource materials. • Farmers field day to be organized in 2013. • Innovation plat form instituted
  7. OTHER ACTIVITIES • Pro-vitamins “A” cassava varieties was planted in one outreach school. • Orange fleshed sweet potato was planted. • High yielding sweet potato with high starch content for starch and glucose production. • Group formation- young farmers club (YFC) and farmers groups.
  8. ACTVITY PERIODS • Feb. 2012- meeting with farmers to map out work plan for the farming season. • May- June- Distribution of improved cassava cuttings to Farmers, already with farmers. • June- August - Establishment of Demo farms. • August- Sept. – planting of sweet potato • Oct.-Nov. – Establishment of AROC in 3 outreach schools and late planting of cassava. • December- Harvesting of sweet potato and Establishment of Dry season Nursery for sweet potato.
  9. Umunkiri Adopted village Project, Obingwa LGA, Abia State 100 Farmers 3 Components • 1. Training on Value Addition • 2. Establishment of Demofarm on NRCRI Cassava technology • 3. Poultry Demonstration farm.
  10. Establishment of Demofarm on NRCRI Cassava technology, Umunkiri, Abia
  11. Planting operation & fertilizer application by Umunkiri farmers
  12. Training of Umunkiri Women & men on value addition Products include • bread , chin-chin, meat/fish pies/rolls, • strips; sausage rolls, queen cakes, biscuits, • doughnuts, buns, fritters and , croquettes. • Salad cream Men more eager
  13. Training of on Value Addition at Umunkiri contd. Lady & Friend of The Rural women
  14. NRCRI Poultry Demonstration farm at Umunkiri, Obingwa LGA
  15. • Activities – Akoli Imenyi 75 farmers reached • Establishment of demo farms - cassava, yam and Sweet potatoes (.5ha in each community). • Cluster formation and facilitation of groups. • Distribution of improved cassava cuttings to 55 farmers National Coordinator WAAPP visited Akoli Imeyi NR 8082, TME 419, TMS 98/0505, TMS 98/0581 and NR 87184. TIS 870087, TIS 8164 and NRSP 05/022 (Orange fleshed).
  16. Akoli Imenyi Adopted Village contd. • WAAPP Consultant’s visit . • Cassava demofarm. • Visit of Jim of BMGF
  17. Ranking on choice of cassava varieties TME 419** TMS 98/0581** NR 8082*High yield with high moisture content. NR87184* TMS 98/0505*
  18. December 2012 Establishment of sweet Potato dry season nursery
  19. Activities at the Outreach Schools • Training students on agronomic practices in production and multiplication of cassava using 3-4 nodes cuttings. Varieties: TMS 98/0581, TMS 98/0505, TME 419, NR 80082, NR 87164. • Pro-vitamin. A cassava varieties; Umucass 36(TMS 01/1368) Umucass 37(TMS 01/1412 Umucass 38(TMS 01/1371) also planted • Harvesting of 2011 cassava & sweetpotato on 0.4ha plot Young Farmers Club at Santa Cruz , Olokoro = 257 Students Ibeku High School, Umuahia = 597 Students Wesley Seminary Ndoro = = 250 Students
  20. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH OUTREACH CENTERS (AROCS) IN SHOOLS AROC SANTA-CRUX OLOKORO, Umuahia South LGA - 2012 AROC, IBEKU HIGH SCHOOL, Umuahia North LGA - 2012
  21. AROC AT WESLEY SEMINARY NDORO, IKWUANOLGA-2012
  22. RESULTS FROM OUTREACH SCHOOLS Students Registration for Agric. Sciences School Yr No of Registration No. passed %pass Remarks 1. Santa-Crux Olokoro 2010 2011 2012 87 90 80 52 85 70 59.7% 94.4% 87.5% Compulsory “ “ 2. Ibeku High School,Umua hia 2010 2011 2012 180 130 87 180 130 87 100% 100% 100% Not “ Drop in no. resulting from drift to special centres 3.Wesley Seminary 2010 2011 2012 78 64 79 44 64 57 56.4% 100% 72.2% Source: - School Agric. Science Results (2010-2012).
  23. 2013 ADDITIONS (COMMUNITIES & SCHOOLS) A – SCHOOLS.
  24. (1.) INSTALLATION OF AROC AT AUGUSTINES GRAMMAR SCHL NKWERRE = 100 Students
  25. (2.) AROC AT COMMUNITY SEC SCHL UMUMBO, ANAMBRA STATE = 80 Students
  26. (3.) AROC ST JOHNS SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL, ALOR, ANAMBRA STATE = 120 students
  27. Mbato Community –Cassava = 80 farmers Site Selection using GPS Training Community farmers at Mbato Delivery of cassava at MbatoSpraying pre-emergent herbicides B. Communities
  28. Umumbo Village, Ayamelum = 30 farmers Amawom = 55, Oriendu = 70 farmers • CONSTRAINTS 1.The proposal made to integrate animal production like, poultry, fishery and piggery in the project was not possible in 2012 due to inadequate funding of the project. • 2.Some activities like farmers field day, excursion by the young farmers club will be accomplished in 2013. 3.Project vehicle is very essential to enhance mobility of the workers in Adopted Villages & Outreach Schools. Establishing cassava demofarm at Umumbo ayamelum, Anambra State
  29. THANK YOU

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