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Organizado por Eva Iglesias Martinez

Opportunities and challenges in Nigerian Agriculture

  • Fechas:

    Del 18/09/19 al 18/09/19

  • Lugar:

    ETS de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas, Madrid, España (mapa)

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Opportunities and challenges in Nigerian Agriculture: una mesa redonda que contará con la participación de los principales investigadores y responsables del proyecto Typha provenientes de Nigeria, Estados Unidos y España.

Typha Project is born as an action research component of TRIMING (Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria), funded by the World Bank, 2017-2020.

Typha Project is located in Hadejia Valley Irrigation District in northern Nigeria, where invasive Typha has become a priority for the Federal Government. This weed has invaded water infrastructure and agricultural lands,  with serious consequences on economic activities, health and welfare of local communities.  

Typha Project turns local communities into co-researchers through focus groups. with particular emphasis on women participation.

Two novel technologies are being developed to convert Typha threat into economic opportunities for the people in the area. These are pointing to the most serious poverty issues in this particular context: access to clean and affordable energy and shortage of animal feed especially during dry season

Transferring these novel technologies will be of considerable value to help diversify the economy and create significant welfare improvements for the Nigerian people.

As Typha is a threat beyond northern Nigeria, lessons learned in this project could be applied in other similar contexts.

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Mesa redonda: “Opportunities and challenges in Nigerian Agriculture”

Miércoles 18 de septiembre: 12:00-13:30

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas Edificio Principal - Aula Magna

- Transforming Irrigation in Northern Nigeria: Converting threats into opportunities to improve livelihood of local communities.


Responsable de la Plataforma Africa-UPM

Departamento de Economía Agraria (ETSIAAB)


- A roadmap to sustainable agriculture in Nigeria.

Prof. Mohamed K. OTHMAN

Executive Director

National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS). Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development. Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria. Kaduna. Nigeria. 

- Innovation in smart rural development: The “third generation” of biofuels.

Prof Richard A. KOHN

Professor - Ruminant Nutrition and BioenergyDepartment of Animal and Avian Sciences. University of Maryland. College Park. USA .


Hadejia Valley Irrigation District in northern Nigeria (Typha Project)

Hadejia Valley Irrigation District in northern Nigeria (Typha Project)

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