Friday, June 9, 2023

From Nigeria to the region to learn about agricultural technology

A delegation of senior Nigerian officials, made up of 25 representatives from the Ministries of Water Resources and Agriculture, is visiting Murcia region this week to see the agricultural technology being implemented for the first time. According to community sources in a press release, the meeting is organized by the sectoral platform Agritech Murcia, co-financed by the Institute for Development (INFO), integrated into Agritech with the support of the World Bank and the company Ajud.

Info’s director, Joaquin Gomez, explained that “the quality of service provided by twenty agritech companies, as well as the advanced technology of its facilities, is opening many doors to African markets, in which the problem of water scarcity is more acute than ever before.” in the Spanish Levante and for which we can offer highly proven solutions in our agriculture, as well as in the dozens of countries where we market these products, from greenhouses of different categories to irrigation systems, for different crop lands adapted to the needs”.

With funding from the World Bank, members of the steering committee of the Nigerian Trimming Project also participate in the trip, with the aim of learning about new irrigation projects, mainly surface and drip irrigation. They are very interested in learning about field experience in automation and control technologies, including the modernization of irrigation, the relationship between public administration and irrigators, and the use and management of photovoltaic energy.

The Federal Government of Nigeria is collaborating with the World Bank on the ‘Nigeria Irrigation Management Transformation Project (TRIMING)’ program with the objective of improving access to irrigation and drainage services, improving the country’s competitiveness, and promoting integrated water resources management. Has been Agricultural service delivery in selected large scale public systems in northern Nigeria.

The African delegation learned about the implementation of technologies in the region, such as those produced by the Sistema Azud company, visited the Center for Integrated Agricultural Training and Experience (Cifea) in Torre Pacheão and visited the experimental farm ‘El Mirador’ managed by the Institute . Murciano of Agricultural and Environmental Research and Development (IMIDA), among others.

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