Agriculture

NIMET Advises Farmers on Planting Season

Farmers should always get adequate information from relevant agencies before they begin planting.

This became necessary in order not to be deceived by the early rains of the year.

An official of the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NIMET, Mr Oyegade Adeleke gave the advice in Ibadan at a training organized by the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, NISER for agricultural stakeholders on weather and climate change.

Mr Adeleke explained that the weather and climate change were determinants for farming activities hence the need for farmers to always take them into consideration for a bountiful harvest.

I want to urge you to get weather forecast on a daily and weekly basis to guide you in avoiding wasted efforts”.

On his part, the Executive Secretary of Human Environment Development Agency, HEDA, Mr Arigbabu Sulaiman stressed the need for farmers to acquaint themselves with up till date information particularly, on the planting season.

“There is the need for you to be conversant with the weather forecast. This is to avoid losses that could arise from early rains that could stop abruptly resulting in planted crops being destroyed”

Some of the participants at the programme implored government at all levels to subsidise farms inputs and ensure proper dissemination of information to farmers to enhance food sufficiency.

Biyi Fadahunsi

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