Modern Ghana: AfDB excites Nigerian youth with new irrigation technologies for dry season farming

Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa state, North-central Nigeria, is excited.

The TAAT Water Compact is led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and implemented in Nigeria through the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The compact promotes low-cost and easy-to-deploy irrigation and water management technologies to small-scale farmers across Africa.

Prof. Henry Igbadun, who coordinates the compact in Nigeria said that the project in Nasarawa state began in 2019 with the training of 40 youths and agriculture extension workers on the new irrigation technologies.


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