Mrs Tani Amos, who shared her experience, said that the lack of proper safety precautions by her husband while applying pesticides on a farm caused him some health challenges.
“Particularly the use of protective clothing, before herbicides and other chemicals are applied on the farm”.
Amos promised to step down the knowledge gained during the training to her husband and other farmers in her community.
“ I will also teach other farmers in my community, seed spacing and the 3cm depth in groundnut seed planting to farmers on return to my community.”
He appealed to the government and other stakeholders to organize more training to help farmers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that farmers, who had been on the fore front of achieving food security in the nation, have equally suffered health challenges because of wrong application of pesticides and fertilizers in the course of their farming activities. (NAN)