A community radio based in Suleja, Abuja, Zuma FM, held a two-day agricultural harvest festival aimed at providing a platform for rural farmers in and around Suleja, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Kogi State.
The event was said to have been graced by agricultural cooperative societies, agribusiness owners and by farmers across the selected region.
At the event, participants listened to lectures on topics covering agribusiness financing, use of technology for communication across regions, primary health and safety standards for farm workers, agricultural drone administration, storage and business administration.
Farmers were also taught on how to use the social media at the NIIT computer room, communicate and have a wider reach or market.
It could be recalled that on Nov. 30, 2016, the FG kicked off the distribution of phones with embedded Agric app to rice farmers.
The app, known as “RICEADVICE” available on the distributed smartphones were given to selected farmers in Nasarawa, Kogi, Kano, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Niger state where rice is said to be produced at a comparative advantage and hopes to serve the purpose of E-extension workers.
The festival coordinator, Mr. Shuaibu Kere-Ahmed, said the radio station will use its vast reach to connect to a wider audience and pave way for technological progress.
Those present at the event were the representative of the Governor, Permanent secretary in the ministry of Agriculture, representative of the Emir of Suleja, Engr. Sanu Ndanusa and a host of others.
Radio Kaduna also hosts a programme on their station to teach farmers best agricultural practices as a way of contributing their quota to the development of the agricultural sector.