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climate change and agriculture resilience

The advent of modern climate indicator and determinant tools have aided most of the developed world to determine the extent of loss to climate uncertainties, as such they were able to develop strategies on how to manage it. No one can predict the future, but we can prepare for it. The use of silos as storage facilities, outsourcing farms to other lands and improved farming techniques to achieve high yield in real time are some of the solutions I ‘ll be discussing on a lecture presentation holding @AYEAID Conference hall, Bosso lowcost, on Thursday this week, by 10:00am prompt, u are all invited!! Thanks!

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The Cowpea Farm Enterprise

Cowpea also known as beans is a food and animal feed crop grown in the semi-arid tropics like Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and Central and South America. it is grown mostly in Nigeria. The cereal contain about 25% protein, and several percentages of vitamins and minerals. The plant tolerates drought, performs well in a wide variety of soils, and being a legume replenishes low fertility soils when the roots are left to decay. It is grown mainly by small-scale farmers in developing Countries like Nigeria, Ghana e.t.c. it can be mixed farmed with other crops which have broad leaves, because it tolerates shades. It also grows and covers the ground very quickly.

The Rural Employment Dept of NDE Minna embarked on this farm enterprise because of this advantages, also it located this Enterprise at ASTC Kuta, this is to introduce a new modern and commercial farm concept to the rural environment which have a favourable climate, but cereals such as Maize and Rice are dominantly grown.

Farouk Farouk (B.Eng) was given this assignment of creating a Cowpea Production Enterprise in Kuta L.G.A. and introducing the Rural farmer to Commercial Agriculture and Trade Concepts. The Project has since begun (21st July, 2013) and is still on-going as an improved seed is used, mechanized farming and modern farming techniques have been introduced to achieve timeliness of the project and reduction in human drudgery.


Kuta Youths watching the farm

Pesticide Spraying Operation

Cowpea at 11 days after germination 

Trainees and their Trainer

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