Im­proved seeds give bet­ter yields, Cor­pers tell Abuja com­mu­nity

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE -

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.

Photo: Lat­i­fat Opoola

Some of the corp mem­bers pre­sent­ing im­proved seeds to farm­ers in Abuja’s Dei Dei com­mu­nity at the sen­si­ti­sa­tion ses­sion.

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