SUSTIANABLE MANAGEMENT OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT
Table 4.1: Climate change awareness/sensitization Training
|Activities||Number of Trainings||Beneficiaries||Total|
|*Catchment areas protection schemes (e.g. reclamation of arable land, re-afforestation, etc.)||0||0||0||0|
|Bush fire mitigation awareness/trainings||2||33||12||45|
|Overgrazing awareness and training sessions||1||6||0||6|
|Cropping management (e.g. Crop rotation, cover cropping etc.)||8||262||67||329|
|Water use management (e.g. bunding in rice fields, Drainage construction in flooded fields, Irrigation etc.)||2||37||9||46|
|Perennial fruits and fodder plantation against soil erosion||0||0||0||0|
|Integrated Pest Management (IPM)||8||262||67||329|
Source: DAD, 2023
In general, trainings were steered to alert farmers within various Operational Areas especially on cropping management and IPM as well as GAPs. Kraal owners were also invited at the Office and were also sensitized on Overgrazing.
- Conservation Agriculture (CA)
Table 4.2 Crops under conservation Agriculture
|Crops||Total Cropped Area (Ha)||Area under conservation Agriculture (Ha)||% under conservation Agriculture||Yield (mt/ha)|
Source: DAD – field data collection, 2023
No conservation agriculture demonstration has been established.
Table 4.3.2 indicate the level of adoption
Table 4.3.1 Conservation Agriculture demonstration
|Conservation System||Target Number of Demonstrations||Actual Number of demonstrations||Beneficiaries|
NB: Examples of conservation systems are crop rotation, mulching, zero tillage, cover cropping, intercropping etc.
No conservation agriculture demonstration has been established for the quarter under review.
Table 4.3 Conservation Systems Adopted
|Systems||Types of Crops||Beneficiaries||Total||Number Adopted||Total||Percentage Adoption|
|Crop rotation||Cowpea &Maize||22||8||30||13||4||17||56.7|
|Cover cropping||Cucumber Cowpea||15||4||19||5||1||6||31.6|
|Intercropping||Maize & Cassava||53||23||76||34||13||47||61.8|
|Plantain & Cocoyam||15||2||17||7||0||7||41.2|
Source: DDA, (2023)
Adoption of conservative agriculture practices is gradually rising as farmers have noticed the positive results yield in their crops.
|Management visits conservative agriculture farms|
- Environmental Management
Table 4.4: Awareness/Sensitization on Environmental Management
|Item||Target Participants||Number of trainings||Beneficiaries||Total|
|Stone & Sand Winning|
Source: DDA, 2023
No such sensitizations were made during the reporting quarter.
CHAPTER FIVE: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
|1||Delay of PFJ inputs||Agric. Policy Makers should speed up decisions for the input releases|
|2||Delay of funds from the Assembly||The MMDAs should be critically monitored for earlier release of the MAG funds|
|3||Poor Agricultural road network||Government must upgrade Agricultural road networks in the Municipal.|
|4||Insufficient Veterinary Technical Officers (VTOs)||More VTOs should be posted to the Municipal|
|5||Insufficient of required AEAs||More AEAs should be posted to the Municipal|
|6||Inadequate GoG budgetary allocation||Government must endeavor to release enough GoG budgetary allocations|