Practical solutions the problems of low agricultural productivity in west Africa

Practical solutions the problems of low agricultural productivity in west Africa

The numerous problems militating against the development of agriculture in West Africa can be solved in the following ways:

  1. Amendment of the land use decree: Amendment of the land use decree of 1978 must be done to enable farmers to acquire land for farming. Farmers should also use fertilizers in their available land to ensure increased in production
  • Establishment of agricultural banks:  Agricultural banks like the Nigeria Agricultural and Co-operative  Bank (N.A.C.B) should be established to give loans to farmers at reduced interests rates

  • Construction of roads: Feeder roads should be constructed to open up the rural areas for agricultural produce marketing
  • Provision of storage and processing facilities: Government should and processing facilities for farmers at subsidized rate
  • Provision of farm input: Farm input like improved seeds, implements fertilizers, etc should also be provided at subsidized rates to farmers
  • Farmers should be educated: Special schools or training centre’s should be established where farmer can be trained on how to read and write, on the use modern system of farming
  • Provision of basic amenities:  Governments should provide basic amenities like electricity, pipe- borne water and health care facilities in rural areas to make life more meaningful

  • Provision of modern implements: Modern implement like tractors, plough, harrows, sprayers and planters should be made available to farmers to ease the production of crops.
  • Provision of irrigation facilities: Irrigation facilities should be introduced where weather is unfavorable, e.g. low rainfall. Also , water conservation techniques such as mulching should be practiced

  1. Provision of drugs and pesticides: Drugs should be provided to enable farmers to combat diseases. Pesticides and other chemical should be provided to control pests of agriculture produce
  2. Establishment of good marketing system: There should be organized marketing channels for agricultural produce. Government should buy excess produce from farmers to encourage them in continuous production
  1. Provision of research findings: Research finding on agriculture should be made available to farmers

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WEED AND THEIR BOTANICAL NAMES
1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
2. DISEASES
3. 52. SOIL MICRO-ORGANISMS
4. ORGANIC MANURING
5. FARM YARD MANURE
6. HUMUS
7. COMPOST
8. CROP ROTATION
9. GRAZING AND OVER GRAZING
10. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE
11. IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
12. ORGANIC MANURING
13. FARM YARD MANURE
14. HUMUS
15. COMPOST
16. CROP ROTATION

  1. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE
    19. IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
    20. INCUBATORS
    21. MILKING MACHINE
    22. SIMPLE FARM TOOLS
    23. AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
    24. THE CONCEPT OF MECHANIZATION
    25. PROBLEMS OF MECHANIZATION
    26. SURVEYING AND PLANNING OF FARMSTEAD
    27. IMPORTANCE OF FARM SURVEY
    28. SURVEY EQUIPMENT
    29. PRINCIPLES OF FARM OUTLAY
    30. SUMMARY OF FARM SURVEYING
    31. CROP HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
    32. PESTS AND DISEASE OF MAIZE- ZEA MAYS
    33. CULTIVATION OF MAIZE CROP
    34. OIL PALM
    35. USES OF PALM OIL
    36. MAINTENANCE OF PALM PLANTATION
    37. COCOA
    38.
    39. PROCESSES IN COCOA CULTIVATION
    HOLING AND LINING
    40. YAM
    41. LAND PREPARATION FOR YAM
    42. DEPT OF PLANTING
    43. SPACING OF YAM
    44. PLANTING DEPT OF YAM
    45. STORAGE OF YAM
    46. STAKING OF YAM
    47. HARVESTING OF YAM
    48. COWPEA
    JUTE
    49. FORAGE CROP AND PASTURE
    50. FORAGE GRASSES
    51. SILAGE
    52. PASTURE
    53. TYPES OF PASTURE
    COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES
    54. GRASSES
    55. LEGUMES
    56. ESTABLISHMENT OF PASTURES
    57. 201. FORAGE PRESERVATION
    58. HAY SILAGE
    59. FORESTRY IMPORTANCE OF FORESTRY 206. FOREST MANAGEMENT FOREST REGULATION DEFORESTATION AFFORESTATION
    60. DISEASES AND PESTS OF CROPS
    61. MAIZE SMUT
    62. RICE BLAST
    63. MAIZE RUST
    64. LEAF SPOT OF GROUNDNUT
    65. COW-PEA MOSAIC
    66. COCOA BLACK POD DISEASE

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