WAAPP to distribute certified seeds to farmers in Zaria




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ABUJA – The West Africa Agricultural Productivity (WAAPP-) said it would soon distribute certified seeds to farmers in Zaria, Kaduna .

The Coordinator of WAAPP-, Prof. Damian Chikwendu, made the disclosure in a made available to the News Agency of in Abuja.

The said the seeds to be distributed were produced in collaboration agricultural research institutes in the country.

“The West Africa Agricultural Productivity (WAAPP-) will be holding a -day seed sensitisation forum in Zaria.

“During the forum, certified seeds produced collaboration between WAAPP and some agricultural research institutes in the country will be distributed to farmers and other WAAPP stakeholders,’’ it said.

According to the , the forum would June 19 at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria by 10 a.m.

The dignitaries expected at the event include the Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Institute, Prof. B. Y. Abubakar and the Coordinator of WAAPP-Nigeria, Prof. Damian Chikwendu.

Seed Specialists and other stakeholders in the Seed Implementation Value Chain from across the country are also expected.

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity (WAAPP) is a World Bank-assisted under the auspices of the member countries of Economic Community of West African States ().

The objective of the is to improve agricultural productivity in the countries.

It will also encourage integrated of agricultural research in order to generate innovations and promote their diffusion throughout the sub-region. (NAN)