Dr Ajeigbe explains the use of stalk chopper for improved crop residue utilization. Photo: ICRISAT
22
Mar

Sorghum improvement collaboration earns community appreciation in Nigeria

Dr Ajeigbe explains the use of stalk chopper for improved crop residue utilization. Photo: ICRISAT

Dr Ajeigbe explains the use of stalk chopper for improved crop residue utilization. Photo: ICRISAT

The Kambuwa community in Nigeria’s Kebbi state honored representatives of Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1) and its outreach partner, ICRISAT, for improving sorghum technologies.

At the event held on 26 January in Kambuwa, which falls in Yauri emirate, an agricultural show demonstrated the impact of technologies developed by ATASP-1 and ICRISAT. Amidst a large gathering, Dr Hakeem Ajeigbe, ICRISAT’s Country Representative for Nigeria and a Sorghum Commodity Specialist, was presented a community shield, a calabash, a bow and an arrow, which together signifying loyalty, food security and power.

Dr Ajeigbe later gave a presentation titled ‘Importance of improved seed on crop productivity’.

Dr Aliyu Abubakar Dogondaji, ATASP-1’s Coordinator for Kebbi-Sokoto Staple Crop Processing Zone was recognized for the support given to ICRISAT and the Kambuwa community in dissemination and adoption of improved sorghum.

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