NAERLS Adopted Villages and
Schools success stories
G.B Murtala
NAERLS/ABU, Zaria
BACKGROUND
Overcoming poverty in Nigeria is one of the
fundamental challenges confronting the Nigerian
government.
As co...
OBJECTIVES
The development objective of WAAPP-Nigeria is to
strengthen the National Agricultural Research System
(NARS) to...
Project beneficiaries
• Villages increases from 7 to 23
• Groups in the villages increases from 21 to
105
• Direct farmer ...
Village and Schools Sites
S/no State LGA Village Number Schools Number
1 Kaduna Zaria Kufena 150 Kufena 700
2 Giwa Nassara...
Village and Schools Sites continued
S/no State LGA Village Number Schools Number
13 Niger Katcha Gbakogi 200 Gbakogi 1700
...
Establishment of Demonstration Plots
COMMODITIES PROMOTED
• Maize, Sorghum ,Rice,Cassava
• Poultry and Fish
NUMBER OF DEMO...
Technologies promoted
• Targeted crops improved varieties
• Recommended spacing and method of
planting
• Timely and effici...
Income generating Technologies for
women promoted
• Groundnut oil extraction
• Food fortification
• Vaseline and pomade pr...
Outcomes
• Increase in farmers' awareness of new
technologies and practices
• Availability of improved seeds/breeds to
far...
CAPACITY BUILDING
Technical Trainings
• Training on farm record keeping
• Training on preparation of farm business plan
• Training on maize,...
Organisational trainings
• Training of group executives on leadership role
& responsibilities
• Training on group’s dynami...
Establishment and Management of Agricultural
research and extension outreach centres
Establishment and Management of Agricultural
research and extension outreach centres
• 11 centres established and in use
Schools outreach
Schools outreach
• 3 schools AROC renovated
• Shelves and furniture provided to 5 schools
• 15copies each of 16 types of A...
Schools outreach
Conduct educational activities on agricultural
science
• Formation of young farmers club
• Formation of h...
Community development
• Village access road rehabilitation
• Tree plantation
• Village cleaning and sanitation
• Adult lit...
Challenges
• Input support for participants
• Logistics support for facilitators
• Availability of land for demonstrations
For your attention
• Thank you
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  1. 1. NAERLS Adopted Villages and Schools success stories G.B Murtala NAERLS/ABU, Zaria
  2. 2. BACKGROUND Overcoming poverty in Nigeria is one of the fundamental challenges confronting the Nigerian government. As contribution to addressing the poverty challenge, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria(ARCN) directed the National Agricultural Research Institutes(NARIs) to revisit and revive an earlier introduced concept of Adopted Villages with a renewed vigour of not merely as field laboratories but also as impact villages NAERLS commenced reviving the earlier established villages and selected new one’s in the year 2009. This presentation is an update on successes recorded from January 2013 to June 2013
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES The development objective of WAAPP-Nigeria is to strengthen the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) to contribute to technology development, dissemination and adoption to boost agricultural productivity increases in Nigeria’s top agricultural commodity sub-sectors that are aligned with sub-regional priorities The specific objectives of Adopted villages and schools are: 1. To enhance food security and market competitiveness 2. To empower resource-poor farmers 3. To enhance job and self employment opportunities for youths and women 4. To augment sustainable natural resource management efforts of the communities
  4. 4. Project beneficiaries • Villages increases from 7 to 23 • Groups in the villages increases from 21 to 105 • Direct farmer beneficiaries reaches a total of 16,500 with 11,000 male and 6500 Female • Currently 17 Secondary schools across Nigeria are participating with over 18,500 students enrollments.
  5. 5. Village and Schools Sites S/no State LGA Village Number Schools Number 1 Kaduna Zaria Kufena 150 Kufena 700 2 Giwa Nassarawan- Buhari 150 ITN,Model Z/shanu 1650 3 Giwa Yansarki 250 Yansarki 180 4 Giwa Maigamo 200 Maigamo 1200 5 Giwa Hayin gada 75 - - 6 S/gari Hayin dogo 75 - - 7 S/gari Sakadadi 250 Basawa 850 8 S/gari Hayin Sambo 75 - - 9 S/gari Basawa 75 - - 10 S/Gari Maiwasa 50 - - 11 Katsina Danja Kokami 200 Kokami 1250 12 Funtua Tudun-Iya 250 Tudun-Iya 800
  6. 6. Village and Schools Sites continued S/no State LGA Village Number Schools Number 13 Niger Katcha Gbakogi 200 Gbakogi 1700 Katcha Nwogi 200 Nwogi 800 14 Borno Jere Yerwa 150 Maimalari 1200 15 Jere Shuwari 180 Shuwari 650 16 Imo Bende Utulu 120 Aham 1400 17 Imo Bende Lodu-Imenyi 160 Amaorji Lodu 1800 18 OYO Ido Ido 150 Ido 1235 19 Ido Okolo 180 Eruwa 1649 20 Rivers Khana Baen 100 - 21 Rivers Etche Okaragu 100 - 22 Asari-Turu - 100 Ido 970 23 Ubior-Akpar - 100 Rumudara 850 24
  7. 7. Establishment of Demonstration Plots COMMODITIES PROMOTED • Maize, Sorghum ,Rice,Cassava • Poultry and Fish NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATIONS ESTABLISHED • Dry season – 8 demonstrations • Wet season- 36 demonstrations • 14 Women income generation technologies
  8. 8. Technologies promoted • Targeted crops improved varieties • Recommended spacing and method of planting • Timely and efficient fertilizer use • Integrated pest management • Harvesting and post-harvest handling techniques • Participatory extension approach
  9. 9. Income generating Technologies for women promoted • Groundnut oil extraction • Food fortification • Vaseline and pomade production • Tie and dye technology
  10. 10. Outcomes • Increase in farmers' awareness of new technologies and practices • Availability of improved seeds/breeds to farmers • Utilization of technologies by farmers • Increase in farmers' incomes
  11. 11. CAPACITY BUILDING
  12. 12. Technical Trainings • Training on farm record keeping • Training on preparation of farm business plan • Training on maize, cassava and fish processing and utilization • Training on storage practices of farm produce (grains & legumes) • sheep & goat entrepreneurship training • Training on Striga management • Training on safe handling & use of agro-chemicals • Training on Tie and Dye technology • Participate in IAR open Day • Dry season farmer field day • Training on safe handling & use of agro-chemicals
  13. 13. Organisational trainings • Training of group executives on leadership role & responsibilities • Training on group’s dynamics • Seasonal planning • Advocacy skills • Conducting farmers meetings
  14. 14. Establishment and Management of Agricultural research and extension outreach centres
  15. 15. Establishment and Management of Agricultural research and extension outreach centres • 11 centres established and in use
  16. 16. Schools outreach
  17. 17. Schools outreach • 3 schools AROC renovated • Shelves and furniture provided to 5 schools • 15copies each of 16 types of Agricultural science, Home management ,Home economics and Biology text books Supplied to 10 schools
  18. 18. Schools outreach Conduct educational activities on agricultural science • Formation of young farmers club • Formation of home makers club • Conduct career talks on agricultural science • Conduct quiz on agricultural science
  19. 19. Community development • Village access road rehabilitation • Tree plantation • Village cleaning and sanitation • Adult literacy classes for women
  20. 20. Challenges • Input support for participants • Logistics support for facilitators • Availability of land for demonstrations
  21. 21. For your attention • Thank you

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