Proceedings of the Most Impactful Practices Validation Workshop

Introduction The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  and  Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) Foundation funded Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Activity in collaboration with  Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) held a virtual Most Impactful Practices (MIPs) Validation workshop on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The […]

MECHANICAL THRESHER AS A MOST IMPACTFUL PRACTICE IN RICE PRODUCTION

Key Messages Mechanical thresher reduces production costs and post-harvest loses in rice farming. Farmers gets better quality rice grains from their production with less grain damage. Mechanical threshing in rice farming encourages increase in production scale, thus creates job opportunities for women and youth. Mechanical threshing encourages scale of production due to effective and cost-efficient […]

MECHANIZED LAND PREPARATION AS A MOST IMPACTFUL PRACTICE IN SOYBEAN PRODUCTION

Key Messages The use of mechanized land preparation optimizes plant population, incorporates organic matter in the soil, reduces fertilizer requirement and makes farm maintenance easy. Mechanized land preparation increases productivity and incomes of soybean farmers. Jobs are created for women and youth when farmers use tractor to prepare their land Read Full Report Here

USE OF IMPROVED SEEDS AS A MOST IMPACTFUL PRACTICE IN RICE PRODUCTION

Key Messages The use of improved seed varieties in rice farming increases yield, and guarantees higher profitability leading to increased incomes for smallholder farmers. Improved seeds are more resistant to pests and diseases and have shorter gestation period. Improved seeds minimize weed infestation likely to occur at the early stages of growth, thus reducing cost […]

Key Nutrition Messages

Good nutritional practices are essential for health, growth and vitality. Smallholder farmers are encouraged to adopt good nutritional practices in their daily lives to improve productivity and livelihoods of their households. Read Full Article Here

THE USE OF JUVENILE AS A MOST IMPACTFUL PRACTICE IN CATFISH PRODUCTION

Key Messages The use of juveniles against fingerlings in catfish production reduces the risks of mortality by 5-10% Reduced sorting and required labor, and time in observational visits to the pond Decreased time to maturity, leading to 3-4 production circles to table or smoking size respectively. Read Full Report Here