Erosion Control through Environmental Friendly, Sustainable Farming and Cultural Practices in Omor community, Anayamelum LGA
As a result of rural-urban migration by men, women farmers have the primary responsibility for all food crops production, harvesting and marketing in Ezeora Oranja Village, Omor, Anyamelum local government area, Anambra state, Nigeria. These farmers are however faced with steady declining yield of food crops due to loss of soil fertility caused by over cultivation of land. Project activities will therefore include: training of 100 farmers on sustainable forms of agriculture that satisfy human needs. 100 participants (farmers) will be given basic equipments (hoe, matchet, wheel barrow, and digger) to carry out organic farming in two demonstration farms covering 12 plots of land (donated by the community) during the course. A centre-based workshop (2 days) and field-based training (3 months) will be held. Five extension agents from the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) and five volunteers from Ezeora Oranja Village, Omor, Anyamelum local government area will help out in pre-season training. Planting materials (e.g. yam, cassava, maize, melon, etc.) will be procured from ADP. Training will focus on the principles and techniques of ecological farming, including growing various arable crops yam, cassava, maize and melon in between alleys by planted hedgerows of pigeon pea.
Rural Women Farmers Association
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Project activities completed, final reports pending
|Mr Anthony Okwuchukwu|
No 4 Abgu Ogbu-efi Street, Woliwo layout Onitsha, Ezeonyia Oranja village, Omor,
Anayamelum L.G.A Anambra state , South South ,