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LCRI Success story


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LCRI Success story

  2. 2. Background: The Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI), Maiduguri in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Abuja under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) established in 2009 the Agricultural Research Outreach Centres (AROCs) in two model villages of Dalori and Dusuman as well as two Secondary Schools - Government College, Maiduguri and Sanda Kyarimi Government Day Secondary School, Maiduguri. In 2011, an additional AROC model village, Baram Karauwa was established.
  3. 3. Summary of Activities: From 2009 to 2011, the Institute extended technological packages for the production of Millet and Cowpea to both the model villages and Secondary Schools. To consolidate the results obtained from 2009 to 2011, the demonstrations were again conducted in 2012 but with some adjustments made to be in line with the identified technological needs of both the villages and schools. Thus, in 2012 wet season, the technology demonstrations were on improved millet varieties (SOSAT-C88 and LCIC-9702) and groundnut intercrop in the villages, while in the Secondary Schools the demonstration was on improved Maize variety (TZE-Y)
  4. 4. Mean Grain Yield (Kg/ha) Varieties Range Baram Karauwa Range Dalori SOSAT-C88 LCIC- 9702 Farmers Local Variety Mean SE + 250-1250 125-1150 30-425 675.32 648.61 177.31 500.41 46.81 300-975 225-875 50-475 522.96 535.57 187.27 415.27 34.94 ACHIEVEMENTS: ADOPTED VILLAGES 1) Successfully promoted the technological packages for the production of Millet varieties (SOSAT-C88 and LCIC-9702) through on-farm demonstration, field days, radio and television programmes. a) On-Farm Demonstration Table 1: Mean Grain Yield (Kg/ha) of two improved varieties and farmer's local tested at on-farm in Dalori and Baram Karauwa villages in 2011.
  5. 5. Varieties Range Grain Mean Yield (Kg/ha) SOSAT-C88 LCIC- 9702 Farmers Local Variety Mean SE + 675-1150 650-1050 175-775 926.47 855.88 330.88 704.41 41.53 Table 2: Mean Grain Yield (Kg/ha) of two Millet varieties and farmers' Local at Baram Karauwa in 2012. As a result of significant improvement in their output, a good number of the farmers (both participating and non-participating farmers) have adopted the improved varieties of millet introduced into the adopted villages based on the request for improved millet varieties from the institute. However, this need to be documented scientifically through a survey which we have intended to carry out among other activities in 2013 but due to the security risk, we could not do so.
  6. 6. 2) Field Days: Each year field days were conducted in the adopted villages with the objective of giving the farmers in the communities opportunity to be aware of the improved millet varieties and their performance on the field. The feedback from the farmers showed that they appreciated the earliness of the improved varieties as well as their higher yields over that of the farmers local varieties Representative of LCRI ED Delivering his Speech LCRI-AROC Coordinator Welcoming Participants
  7. 7. Ward Head of Baram Karauwa at the occasion Cross Section of Farmers at the 2012 Field Day
  8. 8. 3) Radio and Television Programmes: We had continued to run 13 episodes of millet production practices both on radio and television stations for the listening of farmers in Borno State. This also created more awareness on the part of farmers about improved varieties of millet. In addition, interviews and discussions with farmers from the adopted villages were also relayed through the electronic media. The result is that more farmers are demanding for these improved millet varieties.
  9. 9. Training of Rural Women on Value Added Products: As part of the Institute's efforts to reach the rural communities with developed technologies for increased agricultural production and economic empowerment of the people, a team of from Food Science Technology Unit of the Institute conducted a training programme for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012) to Baram Karauwa and Dalori villages respectively with the following objectives: To demonstrate to the women folk the value added products from our mandate crops -millet and wheat To empower the rural women economically through application of the skills acquired during the training to set up small scale business enterprises. Achievement: The women were practically taken through the process of making buns, meat pie, dough nut, Chin-chin, local drinks from millet (Kunun Zaki) and Fura. Consequently, as a result of this training some of the women have started producing some value added products for sale. Particularly buns and Fura. They requested for financial support to produce more products on a large scale.
  10. 10. AROC Coordinator introducing the purpose of the training Resource Persons Measuring Quantities of Ingredients Resource Persons Explaining Some Points Participants taking part in the Frying of Buns
  11. 11. Participants in group Photograph with Resource Persons after a Successful Products Value Addition
  12. 12. ADOPTED SCHOOLS: Activities at the two adopted secondary schools of Government College, Maiduguri and Sanda Kyarimi Day Secondary School, Maiduguri were aimed at achieving the following objectives: to establish a small farm where agricultural technologies generated from the institute and other NARIs will be demonstrated; to stimulate the interest of students to study agriculture at secondary school level; to encourage student and prepare them for further studies in the field of agriculture; to encourage students to take agriculture as a business after graduation from school.
  13. 13. Achievements: Successfully demonstrated technological packages for the production of millet, groundnut in the two school, 2010-2011. Successfully demonstrated technological packages for the production of improved Maize variety (TZE-Y) in the two schools in 2012 Successfully distributed 213 and 215 titles of assorted books and extension publications received from WAAPP office to Sanda Kyarimi Secondary School and Government College respectively Increase in the number of students that have joined the Young Farmers Club from the initial number of students to 50 at sanda Kyarimi Secondary School while in Government College it rose from 25 to 58 students.
  14. 14. Presentation of Assorted Books and Extension Publications to the Principal Sanda Kyarimi Day Secondary School – Alhaji Kaka Isa Mohammed Presentation of Assorted Books and Extension Publications to the Principal Government College, Maiduguri – Alhaji Mustapha Maibe Monguno
  15. 15. Challenges: Perhaps, there could have been more success stories to tell but for the serious security problem in our area of operation we could not neither carry out any activity in the adopted villages nor in the schools this year. We are still watching and hoping the situation will improve to allow us render services to our adopted villages/schools. Also, we have not received any funds support from WAAPP office this year.
  16. 16. THANK YOU