Agriculture

Climate change:1,440 farmers benefit from FUNAAB sensitization

Researchers from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta have commenced sensitization for farmers on the climate information services for early warning system on climate change in the southwest.

The unveiling of the research work aimed at assisting farmers to prepare against the impacts of climate change held in Abeokuta was attended by stakeholders from the six states of the south west.

Lead researcher, Doctor John Oyedepo while speaking said the research sponsored by the tertiary education trust fund, TETFUND was to assist the country in achieving food security and improve the economic status of the farmers.

Director of research, innovations and partnerships of federal university of agriculture Abeokuta, Doctor Mutiu Busari in a remark said the research would assist farmers to make informed decisions and help them to increase yields.

The project trained one thousand four hundred and forty farmers from seventy villages across the six states on smart farming with access to early warning system and information dissemination platforms.

The farmers through the research outcome also have access to weather information websites, online radio and other small phone enabled applications aimed at providing useful information on farming activities.

Wale Oluokun

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