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Call for Policy Frameworks to Empower Agricultural Officers Amid Climate Challenges

Agricultural experts have called on the government at all levels to implement policy frameworks that support and empower Agricultural Development Program (ADP) officers and stakeholders in the agricultural value chain.

The aim is to equip them with the necessary knowledge to assist farmers in improving productivity amidst evolving climate conditions.

This call was made by Olaide Olawuwo from Tru Organic Initiative at a one-day step-down workshop for farmers on the 2024 seasonal climate prediction and crop weather calendar for Kwara State.

The workshop, organized by HEDA Resource Centre in collaboration with the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), focused on enlightening farmers about adapting to climate changes to enhance food production.

Olawuwo, who coordinated the workshop locally, highlighted the critical role of ADP officers in supporting farmers.

He emphasized the need for continuous education and capacity-building to ensure farmers receive up-to-date information on climate conditions and agricultural practices.

The workshop attracted various farming groups, including SWOFON, JDPM, ADP, and AFAM. Participants were provided with essential climate and crop weather forecasts to aid their decision-making for the upcoming planting season.

Olawuwo urged the government to prioritize the empowerment of agricultural officers and stakeholders.

He noted that effective support systems are crucial for addressing the challenges of climate change and achieving sustainable agricultural development in Kwara State.


This initiative underscores the importance of proactive measures and informed strategies to bolster agricultural resilience and ensure food security in the face of global climate change.

By Dare Akogun


Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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