IITA, Kwara Poly Partner on Fabricated Farm Tools

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He said the visit of the institute to the polytechnic was to explore its available technology as part of moves to improve farm yields in the country.

The Institute of International Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State and Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, have concluded plans to partner on the adoption of 14 modern fabricated farm tools from the school so as to boost food production in the country.

Among the adopted fabricated farm tools include: solar driers, boom sprayer (using battery), portable mobile cold storage maize planter, mower, cassava harvester and honey extractor.

Others are: plantain chips pulverizer, locust bean diluter, pedal thresher, cassava frier, briquetting machine, bio-mass dryer (using briquettes) and evaporating cooler (for fruit and vegetables)‎.

The Director of Mechanisation in IITA, Dr. Peter Kolawole, disclosed this in Ilorin on Wednesday during a visit by the management of the institute to the mini campus of the polytechnic, located at Adewole area, Ilorin, the state capital.

He said the visit of the institute to the polytechnic was to explore its available technology as part of moves to improve farm yields in the country. [ThisDay]