In a bid to make certain food items security in Nigeria, AUDA-NEPAD/APRM suggests options have been concluded to domesticate the Juncao technology which has been launched to market food protection in Nigeria, by involving the College of Agriculture in Nigeria.
The chief government officer (CEO) of AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, manufactured this known just after the just concluded 3 days nationwide workshops on the “application of Juncao engineering and its contribution to the achievement of sustainable agriculture and the sustainable advancement goals in Nigeria,” organised in Abuja.
Akobundu said to accomplish the desired targets for introducing the technologies in Nigeria, there is the need to have for it to be domesticated in the country, that the Chinese government by means of the Ambassador to Nigeria has promised to build the centre in the country if presented 20 hectares of land.
She stated that ideas to involve institutions in Nigeria is for the reason that technologies has a good deal to do with coaching, teaching, strategies, and method. “So, for much better understanding and effective use, we will need to cultivate any form of agricultural technology in our institutions, for greater use and interaction, especially with the rural persons.
“The Ambassador of Chinese to Nigeria reported he requires 20 hectares to straight away get started progress of the Juncao centre and he stated in the following two a long time the centre would be commissioned, that is the end result of the workshop.
“So, we have agreed with the Chinese authorities by way of the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, to place up the centre for us, and we will domesticate it to our College of Agriculture for sustainability, and for our young individuals to go there for research,” she stated.
In a communique issued at the close of the workshop, contributors recommended due to the fact the technology has extensive applicability to mediate many degraded land uses, watershed administration, and soil restoration including getting rid of hefty metals and toxic compounds from the soil they should really boost this engineering to be broadly propagated and employed.
They also encouraged that they should really embark on producing strategic communication tools in various languages that teach folks on the profit of the technologies throughout the benefit chain environmental mediation, animal husbandry, mushroom generation, art and craft, biogas, natural and organic manure and development elements.
“Embark on comprehensive advocacy, local community mobilization, and education and learning working with common rulers, corporative, gurus, and sector leaders/affiliation.
“The govt in collaboration with personal sectors really should set up a number of demonstration and distribution centers across the state that can be conveniently available to people today and communities who are intrigued in adopting the engineering.
“Engage in meticulous knowledge collection and storage to much better understudy this technology in the Nigerian local climate that can assist strengthen application, enhancement, and domestication of the engineering throughout the value chain,” the communique mentioned.