By Fatima Muraina
In a bid to avoid health hazards, the Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency in collaboration with the Harvestfield Industries have trained farmers on the use of agrochemicals, fumigation and health products.
Declaring the training open in Akure, the Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo Governor on Agric and Agribusiness, Pastor Akin Olotu expressed the need to eradicate peasant farming and to adopt farming in a modernised way which will be made easier with the use of Agrochemicals.
Olotu stated that the state diversified to agribusiness as he described the economic situation of the country as a national problem.
The programme Manager of the Agricultural Development Project, ADP, Mr Babasola Adeniyan who was represented by Mr Babajide Ogunleye said agrochemicals require skills and knowledge in terms of mode of use and also during harvest.
He pointed out the importance of the training to reduction in cost of production and harmful and wrongly use of the products.
The Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of Agriculture, Mr Sunday Akintomide, described the training as a good development to assist farmers in the agricultural practices.
The General Manager of Harvestfield Industries, Mr Wole Ilori expressed satisfaction on the training which he said was very important and that they always collaborate with multinationals to transfer same on their partners as he called on participants to acquaint themselves with the modern techniques of doing things.
Earlier, the Secretary of AISA, Mrs Olufunke Ogunlade said it was necessary to train the farmers in meeting the modern technology development in agriculture.
While appreciating the Governor for his efforts towards advancing agricultural development, Ogunlade urged the collaborating industry to continue to protect food sufficiency in the state.
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