To ensure safer environment for farmers in the country, The FADAMA III in collaboration with the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR), a World Bank sponsored project has begun safety training for Nigerian farmers.
The Fadama Environmental Officer, Asaba, Delta, Tessie Omame, disclosed this in an interview, saying the essence of the training was to educate farmers on the practice to adopt to ensure safer environment for their farming activities.
Omame revealed that her team had visited five communities across the state to educate the FADAMA Community Associations (FCAs) and the FADAMA User Groups (FUGs) on the usage of locally sourced materials to control pests and disease which affects crops, fishes and animals.
She further stated that since the farming community and the people had no other environment, there was need to protect the farms by ensuring that the use of chemicals was highly reduced or totally evaded while farming.
“So, we are trying to discourage the use of chemicals to control pests and diseases by encouraging our people to use natural and biological means to address pests challenges.” She said.
According to her, the training was in line with the World Bank policies and as the financier of the project they wanted farmers to implement project in a sustainable manner.