Improved seeds give better yields, Corpers tell Abuja community
The Agro-Allied Community Development Service group of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Kubwa, Abuja has sensitized a suburb, Dei dei community on the need to use improved farming techniques.
President of the group, Gift Peter said the essence of the event is to bring to the general public easier and more effective way of farming and ensuring that maximum yield is gotten from it.
She said it was no more news that ‘oil is no more primary sector in Nigeria’ noting that there is much more profit in Agriculture only if it will be tried.
“We are here to both sensitize as well as learn from them. Some of these farmers have been in the business for decades, and are authorities in their own fields. The only issue is that they are too comfortable in doing things the old ways” she said.
Gift said the motivating factor for the event was the result of their research which showed that members of the communities complain about harvests, “so we are trying to tell them one or two things they can do to achieve maximum yield and the various variety of farming they can engage in.”
Coordinator of the group, Mrs Jessica Momoh who noted that the corps members came up with the idea said they have demonstrated that they fully understand the essence and purpose of what NYSC is all about, “serving the community.”
They demonstrated the production and processing of crops like cassava, soybean, fish, and the post-harvest machinery.
The community Chief, Alhaji Abdullahi, who was represented by the Madaki, Alhaji Saidu Hamza appreciated efforts of the youths and prayed that such events are sustained.
Some of the corp members presenting improved seeds to farmers in Abuja’s Dei Dei community at the sensitisation session.