Rural Integrated Development by Empowering Smallholder Farmers (RIDES Project)
funded by the Saarland Ministry of Education and Culture and Interkulturelles Haus e. V
“A future worth living needs healthy nutrition,” says Ms. Omonyi Ogodo-Bach
The visit of the President of the “Interkulturelles Haus e. V. “Ms. Omoniyi Ogodo-Bach in Omi Adio, district in “Ido Local Government” in preparation for the project: Rural Integrated Development by Empowering Smallholder Farmers (RIDES Project). The project is funded by the Saarland Ministry of Education and Interturelles Haus eV. Our partner organizations are Starting Point Empowerment Foundation and Hedia Global Services
The most pressing challenge facing Nigerian agriculture in the new millennium is to meet the food needs of an ever-growing population amid a myriad of social, cultural, and economic issues that negate sustainable land management.
Farming in Nigerian rural communities is dominated by small-scale farming, outdated methods, low yields, low value-added, waste, poor storage, and poor market connectivity. Rural farmers are known to employ several traditional agricultural techniques, such as simple agronomic practices, centuries-old soil improvement practices, as well as outdated mechanical methods of tillage.
A rain-fed agricultural production system has limited long-term sustainability, taking into account climatic changes. The rain-fed farming system is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. However, these impacts can also vary depending on an aggregate and sub-sectoral levels of agricultural production. The impacts of climate change and variability on agricultural production would produce appropriate strategies and practices for a sustainable agricultural production system.