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Dissemination of RiceAdvice in Nasarawa state, Nigeria

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Dissemination of RiceAdvice in Nasarawa state, Nigeria. Under a project dissemination of a crop management decision tool (RiceAdvice) to improve rice productivity and create youth employment in Nigeria and Mali under social unrest. By: Bakare S O, National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi Nigeria

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Dissemination of RiceAdvice in Nasarawa state, Nigeria

  1. 1. DISSEMINATION OF RICEADVICE IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA UNDER A PROJECT “DISSEMINATION OF A CROP MANAGEMENT DECISION TOOL (RICEADVICE) TO IMPROVE RICE PRODUCTIVITY AND CREATE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA AND MALI UNDER SOCIAL UNREST” BAKARE S O NATIONAL CEREALS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BADEGGI NIGERIA
  2. 2. CONTENT • SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS • CHALLENGES AND CONTRAINTS • SUCCESS STORY • WAY FORWARD
  3. 3. S/N Activity Partner Output Expected outcome 1 Training on use of RiceAdvice application tool by AfricaRice AfricaRice Green Innovation Centre GIZ/CARI NADP/NGO 27 (Green Innovation Centre), 10 (GIZ/CARI), and 8: 2 females and 6 males (NADP/NGO) participants received the training Empowerment of service providers with the knowledge and application of RiceAdvice tool. Creating employment opportunity for some youths 2 Tablet distribution AfricaRice NADP/NGO 5 tablets distributed Each of the Service Provider obtained Tablet as Instrument for advice 3 RiceAdvice technology dissemination to farmers NADP/NGO 239 reached (209 males and 30 females) Beneficiary farmers appreciated the RiceAdvice technology and willing to adopt. Religion belief reduced women participation. 4 Production of documentaries on RiceAdvice activities in Nasarawa AfricaRice, NCRI, NADP/NGO, Green Innovation Centre 2 documentaries developed Enormous interest and acceptance of RiceAdvice technology was stated by the farmers and service providers. Farmers’ observation and conviction about the improvement in the performance and increase in yield of rice made acceptance of RiceAdvice technology easy. 5 Installed Signpost AfricaRice 2 signpost established Added more awareness on RiceAdvice technology 6 Feedback survey NADP/NGO AfricaRice Service providers stated their opinions on RiceAdvice tool Yield increase observed Youth find employment opportunity
  4. 4. Training Distribution of tablets Providing with RiceAdvice guideline Development of documentaries
  5. 5. Signboard establishment Rice field with RiceAdvice guideline
  6. 6. CHALLENGES AND CONSTRAINTS • At the time of farmers’ interview to generate advice, urea fertilizer was N6,500 =/bag but at the season for application, urea became N10,000 = and scarce, hence some farmers could not apply as expected/agreed in the output page. • Some Tablets did not work well • Some herdsmen reared cattle into the RiceAdvice farm and ate up some portion • Access road to some farm sites not easy
  7. 7. SUCCESS STORY • Eight (8) Innovation Platform groups in Nasarawa are requesting for training in RiceAdvice technology • RiceAdvice Technology training was organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria for youths in five States as Service Providers for the farmers in Nov/Dec. 2016 • RiceAdvice training request for Ogun/Lagos States and Ebonyi State is on ground.
  8. 8. WAY FORWARD • Feedback survey to be conducted in March, 2017 • Final report to be submitted before March ending 2017 • Data on feedback survey will be available by March ending, 2017 Plan for out-scaling based on this project • On-ground request for the RiceAdvice technology (Ogun/Lagos and Ebonyi States to be assisted by AfricaRice) • More farmers in Nasarawa wanted the RiceAdvice technology: They should be reached in 2017 with AfricaRice support. • Farmers can be reached and use RiceAdvice using their own android smartphone, hence literate farmers can be trained
  9. 9. Thank you very much! THE END

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