NIHORT Sensitises Ona-Ara Farmers on Use of Agrochemicals
As part of efforts towards boosting crop production in Nigeria, about thirty-five farmers in Badeku Community in Ona-Ara local government have been sensitized on the safe use of agrochemicals.
The programme was organized by the National Horticultural Research Institute, NIHORT, Ibadan.
In a welcome address, the head of the team, Dr. Taiwo Olajide said sensitisation was organized due to low knowledge of vegetable farmers on dangers associated with body exposure to agrochemicals.
In an interview, the guest lecturer, who is also a NIHORT research scientist in agrochemical, Dr. Eniola Oyedeji said it became imperative for farmers to protect themselves during the application of pesticides in the vegetable farms because of the long term effects on the body system.
Some of the farmers appreciated the training describing it as an eye-opener.