Nigeria, China Partners on Modern Agricultural Technology Transfer
The Nigerian government has said it is collaborating with China on technology adoption for improved agricultural practices.
Also, the government has appealed to other continents to support development of the African continent to make it the next investment destination.
Specifically National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Gloria Akobundu, stated this at a three-day capacity building workshop on the use of technology for sustainable agriculture in Nigeria.
Akobundu noted that with rapidly increasing population, Africa remains the hub of economic growth, urging other continents to contribute to the realisation of the continent’s potentials.
She said, “For the Nigerian government, the transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries will contribute significantly to achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals.”
Meanwhile, participants at the workshop comprising smallholder farmers, representatives of state governments and the ministry of agriculture and rural development (FMARD) learnt the concept of Juncao technology, which in Chinese literally means the use mushroom and grass for edible and medicinal livestock feed or as a green barrier to control soil erosion and stop desertification.