October 17, 2021

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NASENI, NIRSAL tech innovation allow 3 farming seasons a year

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna, has presented the Modular Irrigation System (MIS) to President Muhammadu Buhari.

MIS sample, which is an innovation that allows farmers to independently irrigate their farms without depending on river basins, was presented to the President at the State House, Abuja.

Speaking to State House reporters after the presentation, Prof. Haruna said a solar power pump was developed to draw water from the borehole.

He said the mechanism can be carried about and will enable individual farmers to irrigate their farms on their own.

“So, that means a farmer can be engaged in his own activities without necessarily looking for an alternative employment, three crop seasons in a year, which is what the Modular Irrigation System is. It’s a collaborative work between NASENI and Nigeria Incentive Risk-based Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL).”

The NASENI boss, while speaking on the progress of the helicopter assembly initiative embarked upon by the agency said that all the needed components have been received from Belgium.

He said he discussed “prefabricated technology” with the president, which he explained is a method of having building facilities, building materials of the designed house, designed factory, designed classroom or laboratories, in which the materials are made of composite materials.