The Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project has reassured of its commitment towards enhancing the productivity and livelihood of Nigerian farmers.
APPEALS is a six-year project developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholders.
National Project Coordinator for APPEALS, Mohammed Sani Jobdi, gave the reassurance during a technology demonstration exercise for farmers in Kogi state
The training, which was supported by APPEALS, was held in Umomi, Ofu local government area of the state.
Jobdi in his remarks during the exercise explained that the aim of the technology demonstration was to show farmers how modern equipment could help to improve their farm operations.
He added that higher yields and enhanced productivity are attainable with the use of technology.
The project coordinator also listed the technology being demonstrated to include a motorised bush cutter, tiller and harvester.
He further urged farmers to adopt new technology, adding that the step will help them save time and ease farm operations and activities.
Jobdi, however, lauded the critical roles the farmers are playing in contributing to the attainment of food security in Nigeria.
He also urged them to continue to have faith in the APPEALS project, assuring them that all hands were on deck to ensure that farmers in the country get the support they deserve.
He added that APPEALS is always on the look out to connect them with new innovations that would enhance their business productivity and sustainability.