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Nigeria, It’s time to update farming methods

Nigeria, It’s time to update farming methods
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We need training for Nigerian farmers on sustainable farming fundamentals.

Nigeria has a long tradition of farming practices that date back centuries. These traditional practices have been passed down from generation to generation, and are still in use today. The main crops grown in Nigeria are rice, maize, sorghum, yams, and cassava. Farming is done mainly by hand, using simple tools such as hoes and shovels.

Traditional farming practices in Nigeria are very labor-intensive. Farmers must clear the land of trees and other vegetation, then till the soil and plant the seeds by hand. Weeding and harvesting are also done by hand. This is a very time-consuming and physically demanding process.

There has been a shift away from traditional subsistence farming.

These practices in Nigeria have been developed and refined over many centuries, and form an integral part of the country’s culture and heritage. The most common type of traditional farming in Nigeria is subsistence farming, which is carried out primarily for the purpose of providing food for the farmer’s family. Subsistence farming is typically characterized by the use of simple tools and techniques, as well as a reliance on natural resources such as rainfall and sunlight.

In recent years, however, there has been a shift away from traditional subsistence farming towards more commercialized and industrialized agriculture. This has led to the introduction of new technologies and methods, as well as an increase in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These techniques will raise crop yields and provide a larger fruit size, making the farms more profitable.

Anything green has nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

This is a major problem for farmers who are switching from one extreme to the other, a hybrid approach will provide better results overall. There are ways you can go about using a hybrid approach, such as the use of current technology and practices, while supplementing with organic fertilizer and compost.

Fertilizer is all around you, anything green has nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are readily available in your surrounding environment, these sources need to be harvested, composted and applied to your fields. Additionally you can plant cover crops specifically for composting to increase your access to organic material.

Work with your neighboring community to solve sourcing issues.

Becoming resourceful at times of hardship is necessary as a means of survival, but this practice will save you time, money and crop loss even when operating normally. As well, working with your neighboring community to solve sourcing issues will be a great benefit, you can exchange their organic waste for your produce or compost to keep the circle turning.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
4 months ago

Nigeria, It’s time to update farming methodsWe need training for Nigerian farmers on sustainable farming fundamentals.Express your point of view.

Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
4 months ago

Nigeria, It’s time to update farming methodsWe need training for Nigerian farmers on sustainable farming fundamentals.Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
4 months ago

Agriculture has been our major occupation from ages and majorly substistence farming but with the advent of commercial farming I e with the aid of using farm machines and improve variety of crops,it has really help the farmer in making the job easier and more productive.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
4 months ago

Agriculture in Nigeria need to be improve, innovation on farming must start in other to make our farming easier and fast, using of farming machine will make farming easy to perform it will less the stress the farmer will go through. Training of farmer so they can know about farming in other to protect their farm the needful thing that is suppose to be done and how to preserve the crops so it will not get spoil

theApr
theApr
4 months ago

Clearly, traditional farming practices in Nigeria are very labor-intensive. Hence, there should be frequent update in farming methods to ensure productivity and larger farm yield. With proper investment in the agricultural sector, there’s money to be made.

Abusi
Abusi
4 months ago

I think this is very important, we need to advance in our agricultural practice. There are better, easy and efficient ways we can update our farming methods in a way to make it incredible. So I just hope farmers are sensitized enough to know how they can really get this done. They should also give them security especially as a result of the impending insecurity rate in Nigeria

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
4 months ago

Very important that we improvue the country agriculture. Agriculture is the most important. Without food who can survive? Nobody

Khalifa001
Khalifa001
4 months ago

I also think Nigeria has to through farming training because most methods we use are old methods of farming and you know agricultural is life

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Mercy unisex saloon
4 months ago

New methods of farming is always available for farmers around the globe yearly. The situation here in Nigeria is not just on farming equipments or the farmers themselves. We are dealing with global warming and farming is getting more difficult than before. The govt are to seriously pay more attention and educate our farmers with the aid of modern technology and the support of other services they’ll need to accomplish the tasks. Farmers should be educated on things like Drought, soil, ducts, seeds, irrigation system, fertilizer, modern equipment, technology, machines, harvest, storage facility for food produce and safety. All this things are major factors for successful farming.

jdpumping
jdpumping
4 months ago

Modern day farming has gone past the normal day to day way of farming,farming is much more technological driven and inoder to measure up Farmers needs to be trained and retrained in use of equipments and other beneficial factors.

Christiana
Christiana
4 months ago

These farmers needs to be educated on the advantages of using this new technologies and methods. This will make their work easier, faster and stress-free. They will even produce more.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
4 months ago

It is true that Nigerians should abandon their traditional style of farming because it takes a great deal of time to do so.

AN-Usman
Member
4 months ago

Our farmers should get themselves familiar with the new Tech ways introduce into farming to make work easy for them and help crops grow fast far way more than just for subsistence thus, yield more profit on harvests.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
4 months ago

The traditional method of farming is a physically taxing procedure that is also quite stressful, and it has taken a toll on our ancestors as a result of these factors.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
4 months ago

The commercialized and industrialized agriculture will lead to the production of more crops and even reduce the cases of importation of food . This will also help to improve our economy in the long run. So how farmers should be trained on how to use this new technology.

Bola12
Bola12
4 months ago

Educating the farmers about the need to commercialize and industrialize agriculture is necessary. But the government should be ready to support them financially as most of these petty farmers won’t be able to afford this machines and chemical fertilizers.

AN-Abiodun
Member
4 months ago

Agriculture has indeed improved from the conventional methods we use here in Nigeria.

Though some have embraced it, but some are still following the crude ways.

We need to embrace those changes and see resources all around us.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
4 months ago

Labor intensive farming is just too stressful for framers to still be using it in this technology age. And this is even causing a drawback on the amount of revenue that ought to be generated from the agricultural sector. One the agriculture becomes commercialized and industrialized, there will be increase in the revenue generated from this sector.

Remi1
Remi1
4 months ago

People should seriously consider fertilisers because they will help a lot with the speed of production, which will in turn increase sales

Yomii
Yomii
4 months ago

As we advise our farmers to abandon their old ways of farming hope, they will be educated on how to use these modern farming tools properly and how to measure fertiliser because these things are essential.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
4 months ago

The rural people wont be able to afford these modern equipments for farming except the government assists them with funds.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
4 months ago

This our traditional farming customs in Nigeria have been created and perfected throughout many generations, and they now constitute an essential component of the culture and legacy of the country.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
4 months ago

Agriculture is an integral part of our country’s economy so it will be wise for farmers to heed to this advice and upgrade their farming ways to boost our profits.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
4 months ago

The local farmers will benefit greatly from the introduction of new methods of farming that are currently being taught to them. It will increase agricultural yields while also providing larger fruit sizes, leading to increased profits for the farmers.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
4 months ago

Nigeria has a great record about agriculture dating back, we have always excel in it using our method. But considering the fact that we are farming for commercial purpose and now in a new era equipped with new method and technology that can help boost our farming and ease farmers stress, all our farmers too needs to adopt the new method to be able to utilize the resource around them well.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
4 months ago

Farmers need to be enlightened about new technologies and methods to farm. It makes work easier for them because help crops grow fast, yields more profits and bring about consistence on harvests.
Also government supporting the farmers about the need to commercialize and industrialize agriculture is necessary.

Last edited 4 months ago by Iyanu12345ogg
SarahDiv
SarahDiv
4 months ago

Farmers in Nigeria need to embrace modern means of farming for quality yields. Education is of paramount important for advancement in farming methodology and technological applications.irrigation processes for farming even in dry seasons and still have yields, composite manure which are more natural and ecosystem friendly unlike chemically synthesized NPK fertilizer that after soil texture. Government should create support to help both at commercial scale and subsistence farmers in the area of deploring technological advancement to solve agricultural needs.

DimOla
DimOla
4 months ago

The Farming system in Nigeria is still archaic because we’re only improving on our old ways of farming rather than use the new and modern technology in our farming systems.
We have not perfected the use of irrigation that allow food and cash crops to be available through out both the dry and raining season. Our farmers need to have more knowledge in the use of green house for controlled farming, different varieties of crops and use the better variety for quality yields and the importance of organic manure that doesn’t damage the soil texture.