Harvestplus, an international agricultural organisation, and partners recently trained widows and caregivers in Akwa-Ibom State on cultivation of Vitamin A cassava and maize as well as entrepreneurial skills.
The Harvestplus Country Manager, Dr Paul Ilona made this known in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan, yesterday.
He said the training included variety identification and good agronomic practices for the cultivation of vitamin A cassava, vitamin A maize and orange sweet potato.
Ilona added that the participants were also trained on the development of various food products from bio-fortified crops.
“At the end of the training, 500g of vitamin A maize was given free to all participants, bio-fortified crops have enormous potential for income generation and nutrition security,” he said.
According to the official, the training is part of the organisation’s strategy to reach millions of Nigerians on vitamin A cassava, maize production, and enhance potentials to tackle malnutrition in the country. Read more