Bayer Nigeria in partnership with the Kwara State Agricultural Development Project (KSADP) has trained 150 farmers and extension agents in Ilorin, the state capital.
The training formed parts of the efforts of the state government to increase the productivity of farmers in the state through improved agricultural practices.
The training was conducted in two batches to abide by COVID-19 rules.
Seventy five participants were trained in pest management and another 75 on the use of herbicides for the production of Rice, Maize, and Cassava.
Participants were trained on how to utilize the potentials of agriculture through their small farming business in the state.
The Sales Manager for Bayer in South-Western Nigeria, Mr. Adeyemi Adeyemo, expressed the company’s commitment towards improving agriculture in Kwara State.
He said that the program targeted smallholder farmers who make up a large number of the state’s agricultural producers to help the state realize its agricultural potentials.