C. Woermann Nigeria and IITA-BIP collaborate to launch a showroom of yield-improving agricultural tools
On 22 October, C. Woermann Nigeria and STIHL Company in Germany partnered with IITA’s Business Incubation Platform (BIP) and Agribusiness Mechanization Unit to launch a showroom of their agricultural tools at IITA. The event showcased agricultural tools such as the mist blower, earth auger, tiller, pole pruner, chainsaw, etc., to improve agricultural management practices and productivity of the smallholder farmers. Training Manager Bolanle Olorode moderated the session.
Representing IITA-BIP CEO Frederick Schreurs, Victoria Ayeni spoke about how IITA-BIP has been promoting the STIHL machines through IITA’s Agribusiness Mechanization Unit. She said African farmers have found the tools helpful in enabling them to multi-task on their farms with ease, higher productivity, and efficiency. “We have also assisted in facilitating the sale of these tools to farmers and IITA projects through the IITA Post-Harvest Unit,” she said.