8 Demo locations set up

In September 2019, S4C has set up demo’s in 8 different locations in the various vegetable clusters and local government areas (Kura, Bunkure, Garum Mallam) and at Bayero University (an irrigated centre of excellence demo with all 5 crops, all company varieties and Koppert biological crop protection products). The objective of the improved vegetable seeds varieties is to showcase and demonstrate their performance alongside practical training and capacity building by way of the demo plots. Currently, the seedlings are being transplanted to the field alongside the capacity building of the S4C demo farmers. Syngenta, Enza Zaden. East West Seeds, Bakker Brothers and Rijk Zwaan have already trained them on land preparation, irrigation techniques, seedling propagation, transplanting, Good Agricultural Practices in general and fertilizer/ agro -chemical application. In the coming weeks, more trainings on pest and disease management (Koppert), safe use of agro-chemicals (Syngenta), harvesting, reducing post harvest losses, storage and marketing will follow. Moreover, From December 2019 to February 2020 S4C will organize Farm Field Days for neighbouring farmers, input dealers, extension officers, off-takers, aggregators and other horticultural stakeholders in Kano State. You are most welcome to join us!

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