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  Food Security LIFEThe Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises Project in the Niger Delta LIFE ND says it will partner with agriculture extension service workers in Delta to drive project for result The LIFE ND a Federal Government agricultural flagship programme is co sponsored by International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC and State governments in the region The State Coordinator LIFE ND Mr Collins Ashoro stated this at a one day Workshop for Delta State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority DARDA Development Programme ADP Stakeholders on Extension Service Delivery in Asaba He said that the training would enable the LIFE ND partner the extension advisors workers to reach beneficiaries of the project through relevant advocacy in 10 Local Government Areas of the state Ashoro said that 20 agricultural extension workers who participated in the workshop would be deployed on demand to reach the LIFE ND beneficiaries in four commodities fisheries poultry cassava and oil palm production and processing in 100 communities in selected LGAs This workshop is to further the need for us to collaborate with the ADP because we are aware that you have capacity to create the needed advocacy around the four commodities Recently we have collaboration with the ADP in nutrition where we introduce Women in Agriculture to have nutrition guided in their food As we speak activities are on in the field that has to do with introducing mix vegetable garden to 90 beneficiaries and as they are been established we expect that expertise is needed to guide them to maintain and continue to do the cropping He charged the participants to take the training serious and always armed themselves with requisite knowledge to give the necessary support to farmers So you must be prepared and ensure that you don t give wrong information because it could lead to crop failure and colossal damage to the products As an extension advisors everything you do to the farmers should be apt and correct and I must say that we in the LIFE ND we do not have enough man power so we are relying on you the extension workers to give the support we needed The LIFE ND project has a sub component 1 4 which has to do with strengthening of institutions and building capacity cadre and enterprise groups in areas of operation which also include building capacity of the ADP too The office will be doing remuneration when need arise and your services will be demand driven and you will be operating in 10 LGAs in 100 communities where our project beneficiaries are On his part Mr Charles Mordi Programme Manager DARDA charged the participants to get abreast with modern farm practices to adequately deliver quality extension services to the farmers According to him the state government will soon start a monthly training for the extension officers to keep equip them with requisite knowledge s to support the rural farmers He challenged the officers to always have a recourse to the head office instead of giving wrong advise to the farmers In her overview Mrs Paula Omare Rural Institution Gender Officer RIGYO LIFE ND said that the project was on in six states of the NIger Delta According to her the project adopted the incubator and incubatees model to train the beneficiaries in the four selected commodities fisheries Poultry cassava and oil palm production and processing She said that the project was gender sensitive and that beneficiaries were trained supported and exposed to finances and to markets to enable them survive at the exit of the project The essence of this workshop is capture in the LIFE ND sub component 1 4 which is rural institution strengthening this will benefit farmers group community based organisations ADPs enterprise groups among others The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants were trained on best approaches and challenges to extension service delivery managing post harvest losses and climate change and climate smart agriculture NewsSourceCredit NAN
Food Security: LIFE-ND partners, trains Delta Agric extension service workers

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Food Security: LIFEThe Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises Project in the Niger Delta (LIFE-ND), says it will partner with agriculture extension service workers in Delta to drive project for result.

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Federal Government

The LIFE-ND, a Federal Government agricultural flagship programme, is co-sponsored by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and State governments in the region.

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State Coordinator

The State Coordinator, LIFE-ND, Mr Collins Ashoro stated this at a one-day Workshop for Delta State Agricultural and  Rural Development Authority (DARDA) Development Programme (ADP) Stakeholders on Extension Service  Delivery in Asaba.

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Local Government Areas

He said that the training would enable the LIFE-ND partner the extension advisors(workers) to reach beneficiaries of the project through relevant advocacy  in 10 Local Government Areas of the state.

Ashoro said that 20  agricultural extension workers who participated in the workshop would be deployed on demand to reach the LIFE-ND beneficiaries in four commodities; fisheries, poultry, cassava and oil palm production and processing  in 100 communities in selected LGAs.

“This workshop is to further the need for us to collaborate with the ADP because we are aware that you have capacity to create the needed advocacy around the four commodities.

Women in Agriculture

” Recently, we have collaboration with the ADP in nutrition, where we introduce Women in Agriculture to have nutrition  guided in their food.

“As we speak, activities are on in the field that has to do with introducing mix vegetable garden to 90 beneficiaries and as they are been established, we expect that expertise is needed to guide them to maintain and continue to do the cropping.

He charged the participants to take the training serious and always armed themselves with requisite knowledge to give the necessary support to farmers.

” So, you must be prepared and ensure that you don’t give wrong information because it could lead to crop failure and colossal damage to the products.

“As an extension advisors, everything you do to the farmers should be apt and correct and I must say that we in the LIFE-ND, we do not  have enough man power, so, we are relying on you the extension workers to give the support we needed.

” The LIFE-ND project has a sub-component 1.4 which has to do with strengthening of institutions and building capacity cadre and enterprise groups in areas of operation which also include building capacity of the ADP too.

“The office will be doing remuneration when need arise and your services will be demand driven and you will be operating in 10 LGAs in 100 communities where our project beneficiaries are.

Charles Mordi

On his part, Mr Charles Mordi, Programme Manager, DARDA, charged the participants to get abreast with modern farm practices to adequately deliver quality extension services to the farmers.

According to him, the state government will soon start a monthly training for the extension officers to keep  equip them with requisite knowledge’s to support the rural farmers.

He challenged the officers to always have a recourse to the head office instead of giving wrong advise to the farmers.

Paula Omare

In her overview, Mrs Paula Omare,  Rural Institution Gender Officer (RIGYO), LIFE-ND, said that the project was on in six states of the NIger Delta.

According to her, the project adopted the incubator and incubatees model to train the beneficiaries in the four selected  commodities; fisheries, Poultry, cassava and oil palm production and processing.

She said that the project was gender sensitive and that beneficiaries were trained, supported and exposed to finances and to markets to enable them survive at the exit of the project.

“The essence of this workshop is capture in the LIFE-ND sub-component 1.4 which is rural institution strengthening; this will  benefit farmers group, community based organisations, ADPs enterprise groups, among others

News Agency

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants were trained on best approaches and challenges to extension service delivery; managing post harvest losses and; climate change and climate smart agriculture.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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