- Community engagement
- Environmental sustainability
- Gender balance & diversity
- Individuals & Families
- Rural development
Programme descriptionAs part of the implementation of the Soybean Popularisation Project, the team regularly visits the participating production sites in the south west of the country, during which they assess the status of the crop and advise on farming practices, harvesting techniques and other handling processes. In addition to such capacity-building efforts and agricultural extension activities, soybean threshing machines have been donated to make the production process more efficient and less tedious.
Value to Society
More than 200 local farmers currently benefit from the project and over 150 tonnes of soybeans have been produced from high-quality seeds.
As a result of this initiative, the increased interest in soybean production by local farmers has been mirrored by increased engagement among other stakeholders such as the Grain Farmers Union, the Institute for Agriculture Research and Training, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Nigeria).