Nigeria: Agronomists build capacity in crop protection

COLEAD provided training to Nigerian agronomists last year on the safe and effective use of appropriate control method for target pests. Fit For Market Plus (FFM+) recently organized a 5-day group training in Ibadan to reinforce previous lessons, share best practices, and teach effective messaging on safe pesticide use and crop protection to colleagues and members.

Trainers Jimi Talabi and James Ekele employed field training workshop methodology and role-playing exercises to impart knowledge, improve understanding, and facilitate the adoption of good practices among the trainees’ organizations. The training was engaging, and the participants showed a strong willingness to learn.

Here are a few comments from the trainees:

“I would like to thank again the facilitators. The training helps facilitate networking. I have been to many trainings, and I have not seen any one this top-notch: delivery, sincerity, and openness in sharing information.” – Ebimode Bernard Kimia, FarmVilla Agroresource Center.

“We really appreciate COLEAD. The impact of COLEAD and its services is progressive in our organisation. As far as horticulture inclined training is concerned, COLEAD has the best training resources and materials.” – Markus Chatcham Chet Magaji, Rimma Guaranty Network Company Limited.

“The training was very good. The training content was fully packed and engaging; there was no moment I was bored. I have attended many trainings, this is the best among them.” – Christopher Uzamere, Wells Hosa Greenhouse Farms Ltd.


This activity is supported by the Fit For Market+ programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.