Helping the rice farmers in Ngoketunjia, Cameroon
One of the problems that the farmers continue to face is with a lack of fertilizers. The techniques we taught them last year focused on how to choose seeds, to nurse, transplant the rice and to manage their farms. But even with these techniques to optimize yields, the farmers need fertilizers.
The problem the farmers face is that they cannot afford the fertilizers; either inorganic or organic and they do not know how make their own compost.
To help the farmers with this problem, Dr. Olugbenga Oluseyi AdeOluwa from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria will travel to Cameroon next week. Dr. AdeOluwa is a senior lecturer at the Department of Agronomy (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry), and the focus of his research has been on soil fertility and local means of creating organic composts.
Dr. AdeOluwa has authored many related articles, acts as an editorial member of the Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Social Science (JOAFSS), and his consultancy work spans the National Project Coordination of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in Nigeria as well as multi-dimensional trials with fertilizer needs in maize and rice in Southwest and North Central Nigeria, and much more.....
Dr. AdeOluwa will show the farmers in Ndop techniques to make compost.
We are honoured to have Dr. AdeOluwa joining our programme and travelling to Cameroon to help the farmers in Ndop !