Business & EconomyCassava Weed Management; IITA, SON sign MoU to regulate...

Cassava Weed Management; IITA, SON sign MoU to regulate marketable products By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.


Cassava Weed Management; IITA, SON sign MoU to regulate marketable products
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
The Cassava Weed Management Project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to ensure the regulation of manufactured products entering Nigerian market.
According to Project Leader, IITA Cassava Weed Management Project, Dr Alfred Dixon, “the MoU is to give the required degree of satisfaction to consumers through compliance with government policies on standardization and conformity assessment.
He added that SON under the MoU is also to ensure that goods imported into the country meet the minimum requirements of industrial standards or any other approved international standards.
“The MoU seeks to establish a link to foster cooperation for the development and implementation of collaborative programs while highlighting the framework for the partnership between both organizations,” he said.
Dixon gave areas covered in the MoU to include exchange of scientific information and developing specific cooperative programs and projects, especially in the areas of standardization, saying, “the signing of the MoU is a remarkable milestone in the efforts to help address the problem of weeds in cassava farms in Nigeria.
“The weed challenge is a huge task and we need all hands to be on deck to solve this problem. Our goal is to help farmers control weeds and improve the productivity of cassava,” he added.
Launched in 2014, the IITA Cassava Weed Management Project is employing the use of best-bet agronomic practices, mechanical weed control options, use of environmentally friendly herbicides, and the integration of the three options to control weeds.
So far, the project has procured, and is adapting mechanical weeders in collaboration with Nigerian Engineers. Once completed, local fabricators will be trained on the fabrication of those weeders for onward dissemination to farmers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Vocational Training: Magvoile Partners ITF, Empowers Correctional Officers At CSTSK

By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna Entrepreneurship development has been described as a key requirement that would enable Correctional Officers and Men...

House Of Reps Frowns At 1,000 Nurses Leaving NIgeria For Greener Pastures Every Month

*commends Nursing, Midwifery Council Boss By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Chairman House Committee on Healthcare Services, Hon. Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu has...

Cham Traditional Leaders Say They Have Every Reason To Vote Governor Inuwa Again

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Traditional rulers from Cham Chiefdom in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe state have reaffirmed support...

Vote Of Confidence: Kaltungo Chiefdom Applauds Gov Inuwa Yahaya Over Good Governance

*pledges continued support, solidarity for Governor By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Kaltungo Chiedom has declared that it is solidly behind Governor...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Sanwo-Olu Tasks Navy, Others On Internal, External Security

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the security agencies and Nigerians to brace up...

Herbalist, Two Others Arrested By Amotekun For Slaughtering 73-yr Old Man

*prime suspect says he collected N35,000 for his head By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan. A 27 year old herbalist and two others...

Must read

Kaduna: ACCIF Begins Training Of 61 Hearing Impaired Students

..... Advocates Link Between Formal, Vocational Education By; ALEX UANGBAOJE,...

Troops repel attack on their location at Kangarwa

Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you