Lawmaker Trains Benue Farmers On Irrigation Farming

By Anayima Abo

In preparation to the commencement of the 2020 dry farming season,Over 60 farmers in Gwer-East/Gwer-West Federal Constituency in Benue State have been selected to participate in the capacity building workshop.

Member representing Gwer//Gwer West Federal Constituency Rt. Hon. Mark Gbillah who initiated the training explained that the gesture is to  equiped women and youths of his Constituency for enhanced agricultural production in order to make them economically self reliant.
      Represented by his Legislative Aide, Vitalis Kpev, informed that the training was part of the constituency outreach of the Gwer East/Gwer West representative aimed at guiding farmers on best farming practices to improve their yield and income.

While encouraging beneficiaries to ensure that the profit they derive from the first sales is reserved for another season so that the purpose of making them economically stable will not be defeated, Gbillah informed that 150 beneficiaries will be targeted
in the next cropping season.

“The workshop which is anchored by Waritak Nigeria Limited in conjunction with the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology is.aimed at inculcating in the participants best dry season agricultural practices for enhanced productivity”

Earlier, the project manager,Waritak Nigeria Limited Dr. Segun Iroko disclosed that the key areas of focus for the programme includes land selection and plant population, monitoring of the farm for sustainability, accountability and identifying the market for the products so that the local farmer will not be cheated by middlemen.

Some of the Participants who spoke to our Correspodent including Mrs. Becky Chia and Utsan Agabo  applauded the initiative of Rt. Hon Gbillah to  pulled memders of his Constituency out of abject poverty with a  promise to make judicious use of the knowledge and skills acquired to engage activetly to improve their livelihood.

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