NiMet Predictions And The Nigerian Farmer

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 10:00

The recent presentation of the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has excited stakeholders especially farmers, businesses and individuals who rely on the forecasts to plan for the season. 
“When the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari told us that the youth should go back to farm, the first challenge we had was how to combat the effect of climate change. But we were relieved three years ago when NiMet came with the Seasonal Climate Prediction which they introduced to us. “Those of us who did not believe in the predictions ran into debt while those who followed them recorded improved yields.” The statement above was by Mr. Olalekan Kayode, a farmer from Atisbo Oyo State, expressing his delight with the contribution of the seasonal climate prediction to their farming activities over the years.