The Sutainable Farmers Association gathered at Holy Rosary Catholic School Field, Oloowa Village, Ikire, Osun State. December 4, 2019 for its 11th annual Farmers’ Forum. Invited institutions includes Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria, ably represented by Mr Taiwo Oduola, the Public Relations Officer and Miss Rebecca Okunola ,the Communication Officer of the Association, Forest Research Institute of Nigeria, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oyo State Agricultural Development Program, Osun state Public Health, Justice Development and peace Commission Osogbo, Ilorin, Ado Ekiti, Impact Business Radio (IBR), a radio station in Ibadan. The event had in attendance over 400 farmers.
Mr. Taiwo Oduola, the PRO of the Association gave an brief introduction of the Association and the need to delve into organic farming and agriculture. Informed the gathering on importance of embracing organic farming, and the method of operation. He emphasised the benefits inherent in organic farming, processing and organic living, he also discussed briefly on certification and markets and how membership can be acquired.
A number of farmers groups representatives indicated interest in organic farming by registering their names on the Association’s attendance, information material was also distributed to enable farmers with basic information on the Association and organic standards