NEPC trains 525 farmers on yam export in Ibadan

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Ibadan Export Assistance office has advised yam farmers in Oyo State on the best practices in global yam export.

The advice came during training organised for yam farmers by the NEPC in Kishi, Oyo State recently during which yam farmers were trained by agricultural experts.

The technical workshop titled ‘Good agricultural practices, post-harvest handlings and packaging of yam for export’ featured 525 yam farmers and off-takers in and around the south West states.

Facilitating a session, a technical expert from the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Professor Abdulganiyu Raji, advised the participants to always observe the right protocols in planting, harvesting and storing yams.

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