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Institute to conduct research to mitigate effects of climate change

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Institute to conduct research to mitigate effects of climate change

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive-Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, on Tuesday, affirmed the institute’s commitment to conduct research that would mitigate effects of climate change


in Nigeria.

Adediran made the assertion during an empowerment training for farmers on “Improved Soil and Water Management”,

organised by IAR&T in Ibadan, in collaboration with Ralafe Integrated Engineering Company, Ibadan.

The workshop was sponsored by Federal House of Asssemly Committee on Agriculture, research institutions and colleges of agriculture, facilitated by Hon. Linus Okorie, representing Ohaozara, Onicha, Ivo Federal Constituency.

Represented by Dr Jelili Saka, the IAR&T Deputy Director, Adediran emphasised the need for the country to urgently address the issue of climate change and bring about innovative ways of conserving water and maintaining the land.

He added that “all these prompted us to partner the lawmakers to organise this training; the case of population explosion has been a great concern in Africa, as population increases, the need to get essentials of life also increases.

“There will be need to grow more food, meet the basic needs of life, the land should be made productive so that it will continue to yield more for the existing population and incoming generation,” he said.

He said that the aim of the training was also to empower farmers on modern technologies on soil facilities management and water conservation.

The Head of Land and Water Resources Management Programme of IAR&T, Dr Olateju Adeyolanu, also said that the training was apt “because no one could survive without the soil.”

She, therefore, underscored the need to make innovative ways to address the numerous issues confronting the soil.

The soil scientist urged participants to take the training seriously and make good use of the opportunity to achieve the aim of the organisers.

Also, Mr Olabode Ojuola, the Chief Executive Officer of Ralafe Integrated Engineering Company, Ibadan,

He added that “at the end of the training, participants would be empowered on how to

invest and be self employed, so be free to interact, ask questions and explore the opportunity.”

One of the participants, Chief Eze Ogbajie, assured the organisers that farmers would make good use

of the opportunity given them.

organise the training “when it was most needed by the country’s farmers.”

The two-day training has in attendance, more than 150 farmers from the South-East and

some parts of South-West geo-political zones.

erosion control, water management, afforestation, among others.

IAR&T has a national mandate to conduct research on soil management, among others.

Chidinma Ewunonu-aluko: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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