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April 14, 2024

NIHORT Trains Farmers on Vegetable Value Chain in Lagos

To build farmers capacity, boost and improve their income generation, the Assistant Chief Planning Officer, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) said no fewer than 58 farmers have been trained on vegetable value chain in Badagry, Lagos state.

Atiba who made this known on Sunday in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, said that the participating farmers were also trained on mass production of vegetables and value addition practices.

“The convener of the training, Dr Olutola Oyedele, gave an overview of the workshop, laying down what the participants should expect,” Atiba said.

According to him, the training covers agronomic techniques for vegetable production of Basil, Telfairia, Ocinum, Corchorus, pest and disease management, value addition of vegetables, economics of production and practical aspects.

Furthermore, Atiba said the participants at the training commended NIHORT for the initiative and promised to utilise all the knowledge gained from the exercise.

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