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By Maryam Ahmadu-Suka Nov 1 2017
OCP LabOCP Africa has commenced training of 10,000 smallholding farmers in 12 pilot local government areas of Kaduna State in soil analysis opportunities and soil specific fertilizer recommendation for improved productivity.

It is a farmers-centred business development model aimed at supporting farmers to have knowledge of their soil types, nutrients availability, deficiencies and requirements that will help them imbibe the need for scientific methods and commercial mindset towards their farming enterprises.

At the launch of the project at Bakin-Gada Ligari, a suburb of Kaduna on wednesday, the Country Manager, OCP Africa, Mr. Caleb Usoh, was optimistic that the launch of the mobile Lab would improve farming and bring value to Nigerian growing population.

Caleb said, “This initiative is a farmers-centred business development model aimed at supporting farmers to have knowledge of their soil types, nutrients availability, deficiencies and requirements that will help them imbibe the need for scientific methods and commercial mindset towards their farming enterprises.”

The country manager further noted that, Nigeria being the economic giant of Africa, is the foremost of the twelve African countries in which OCP Africa has established its presence, with a fully incorporated subsidiary, dedicated to transforming Nigerian smallholder farming enterprises to a modern, more productive and sustainable model.

In an address, Acting Genaral Manager, Kaduna Agricultural Development Agency (KADA), Daudu Ashafa, who lauded the project in Kaduna, described the relationship between Kaduna state government and OCP Africa as a permanent one that would bring succor to the farmers in the State.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ocp-launches-mobile-lab-training-for-10-000-kaduna-farmers.html

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