Alluvial Agriculture Partners with CIAT to train Extension Officers on Climate Smart Agriculture
Climate change impacts have affected agriculture and food security especially in the sub-Saharan Africa region, affecting mostly smallholder farmers in general and women in particular and are predicted to contribute to crop production deficits due to increase in temperatures and erratic rainfall. It was found that timely provision of climate services for agriculture are key to anticipate, prepare for and mitigate climate risks among smallholder farmers who are mostly vulnerable to climate risks.
Alluvial Agriculture in partnership with CIAT-International Center for Tropical Agriculture recently trained over 50 Extension Agents and State Leads from Adamawa, Kano, Taraba, Niger, Nassarawa, Benue and Bauchi on climate smart agriculture. Held in Federal Central Territory, Kano and Adamawa states, this training equips agriculture Extension Agents and Farmer Leads with transferable skills to enhance their ability to impart knowledge on AgroClimate advisory services. This training also seeks to improve farmers’ skills on how to access, understand and use AgroClimate Advisory Services to improve their farming activities and become resilient to climate risks.