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NIHORT

  1. 1. Success stories of WAAPP-NigeriaNIHORT project Jan. – July 2013 By Olajide-Taiwo, Lawrence O. PhD Coordinator, WAAPP-Nigeria-NIHORT AROC Project Nugget Hotel Abuja, 14 August 2013
  2. 2. Objectives • To encourage large scale adoption of improved agricultural technologies among value chain actors • To enhance economic empowerment of resource poor farmers • To stimulate interest of youth in agriculture • To create job opportunities for youths and women • To enhance and ensure food and nutritional security
  3. 3. Approved technologies • Maize (QPM): Improved varieties (ILE 1-OB and ART 98SW6-OB) and improved packages of recommendations along the value chain • Cassava: Improved variety (TMS 419) and improved packages of recommendations along the value chain • Water melon (Sugar baby and Kaolack) and improved packages of recommendations along the value chain • Vegetables: Pepper (NHV-1A and NHV-IB), Amaranthus, Okra (LD88-1) and improved packages of recommendations along the value chain • Improved soil management: Compost making and application to crops.
  4. 4. Highlight of accomplishments • Formation of men, women and youth into economic groups from the existing associations (99 initial members now more than 180 members) • Purchase and distribution of inputs (Villa. & schs.) • Demonstration on quality protein maize improved variety ART 98SW6-OB production packages (4 ha esta., 50% adoption) • Demonstration on cassava improved variety TMS 419 production packages (1.5 ha esta.) (70% adoption) (cassava processing machine purchased):
  5. 5. Highlight of accomplishments cont.. • Demonstration on vegetables (Pepper - NHV-1A and NHV-IB, Amaranthus, Okra - LD88-1) and improved packages of production (1 ha est.) • Repair of damaged AROC building at Baptist grammar school, IdiIshin Ibadan • Sensitization workshop on project execution, group formation and management (91 participants: 32 females, 59 males) • Inauguration of multi-stakeholder platform (Over 200 participants (Farmers, Researchers, LG, ADP, NGOs, Banks, input agencies, Marketers e.t.c. attended) – July 4 2013
  6. 6. Economic group formation Location Membership Technology/Commodity Awaye Men 16 Maize & Cassava Women 12 Cassava Youth 12 Vegetable & Maize Men 16 Maize & Cassava Women 31 Maize & Cassava Youth 12 Vegetables Total 99 Osegere
  7. 7. Figure 1: Distribution of Tools at Osegere
  8. 8.   Figure 2: Distribution of Tools at Awaye
  9. 9. Figure 3: Maize Farm at Osegere
  10. 10. Figure 4: Maize Farm Awaye
  11. 11. Training Programmes
  12. 12. Outstanding activities • Installation of Gaari processing equipment • Commencement of activities at new AROC (Kano & Imo states) • Trainings and extension support activities • Maize shelling machine acquisition and installation • Field day • Exchange visits
  13. 13. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

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