Meadow Foods Register 20,000 Farmers In Two Nigerian State

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Meadow Foods Nigeria Limited through its GrowIT project has announced the completion of the registration and farmland mapping of 20,000 smallholders in Adamawa and Gombe States.

In a statement on Thursday following an alignment meeting with GrowIT Entrepreneurs, held in Yola, Adamawa State, GrowIT Project Manager, Godfrey Joseph, said the registration and mapping would improve efforts at providing tailored advisory to each farmer with the goal of implementing climate-smart practices.

Joseph said, “One of the challenges smallholders face is the lack of advisory on best practices, leading to poor yields due to the effects of climate change.

“What we have accomplished today is ground breaking. Through the use of the Global Positioning System coordinates which we have integrated in our app, we detect pre-selected positions in a farm field for soil sample collection.”

On her part, Adaku Omidosu, Co-founder of the GrowIT Project said, “The importance of technology in agriculture is a no brainer because it has been proven to lead to higher crop productivity, reduced impact on natural ecosystems and safer foods.

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“We could not have done this without our hard-working micro-franchises whom we call GEs.”

Omidosu added that the support from USAID’s Rural Resilience Activity implemented by Mercy Corps had made it possible for her organisation to build more resilient farming communities.

– Punch

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