The Executive director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Prof James Adediran affirmed the institute’s commitment to conduct research that would mitigate effects of climate change in Nigeria. It was confirmed during empowerment training for farmers on Improved Soil and Water Management organized in collaboration with Ralafe Integrated Engineering Company.
In this training, the need for the country to urgently address the issue of climate change was emphasized and innovative ways of conserving water and maintaining the land was discussed. Adediran said that these issues prompted them to partner with lawmakers to organize the training, he added that the case of population explosion has been a great concern in Africa.
They 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, said that the training was being conducted in a way that farmers would adequately understand it. 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.