Monday 12th June, 2017: Nguala Agricultural Development Association (NADA), has concluded a one day experience training in Waterloo, on the preserve of maize in their respective farming environment.
The Training which was funded by Bread for Life (a German NGO), implemented by SLADEA, brought together participants drawn from the Nguala Association membership, Councilors, Traditional Rulers and other stakeholders in the Agriculture sector to enhance an effective method of preserving maize.
Ddressing participants during the opening ceremony the facilitator of the training Amara Idara Sheriff said that Moyamba and Tonkolili Districts are the maize belts of Sierra Leone and that the training is an outcome of a survey conducted by (SLADEA) and other NGO’s in the sector.
|Participants during the training
He disclosed that drying floors, Maize plugging machines and other facilities have been provided for the famers.
He underscored the importance of the training and therefore called on participants to share experiences gain with one another especially those who are were not present in the training in order to yield better preservation of the maize.
During the training, farmers were able to highlight some of the challenges in the production and preservation of maize including the lack of finance, unavailability of input such as fertilizer, lack of proper storage facilities and ready market among others.
Appreciating the training, a participant Madam Nyama Sheriff commended Bread for Life for providing the funds for the training and (SLADEA) for taking the training to their door step and assured them that they will put into practice what they have learnt.
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