Nigeria’s leading commodities player, AFEX, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday trained about 200 maize and Soyabeans farmers with new and innovative farming techniques and cultural practices to improve local farm yield and tackle the challenge of food insufficiency in the country.
The farmers were hosted for the field day at the AFEX maize and Soyabean demo farms in Richifa and Shika Kaduna State.
AFEX Fair Trade managing director Kamaldeen Raji said the initiative is to empower the farmers with new and innovative farming techniques and cultural practices to improve local farm yield and tackle the challenge of food insufficiency in the country.
Raji said AFEX is working with the CBN to help maize and soybean farmers modify their production approaches and educate them on best practices by focusing on yield difficulties.
According to him, “Experts from the CBN Governor’s office trained farmers on new and innovative techniques of growing maize and soybeans.
“This will help boost smallholders farmers’ productivity and also help in addressing the country’s food insecurity problems.”
Raji stated that AFEX intends to expand this project’s scope to include more farmers across the country.
He noted that the leading commodities market operator, since inception has helped improve the livelihoods of over 160,000 farmers while cumulatively facilitating over 200,000MT of trades with its solutions through its Work Bench offerings.