Healing Hands International conducted yet another very successful agricultural workshop for Bear Valley Bible Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria between January 12th and 13th, 2016. The workshop was one of the most widely represented of our recent past workshops. Participants came from Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ebonyi, Abia, and Akwa – Ibom States of Nigeria. The majority of participants arrived on Monday, January 11th and stayed throughout the period of the workshop.
Several congregations were represented by their preachers and members, while others were farmers and agricultural officers. We provided training in sustainable agricultural practices including composting, raised bed construction/soil preparations, mulching, drip irrigation system, planting methods, and basic garden management techniques. We also provided an opportunity for participants to ask questions in general agricultural best practices including animal husbandry and fish farming.
About one hundred and one (101) people participated in the two-day workshop and were very thankful to everyone involved in making the workshop possible. Again, the BVBI-Nigeria director and his team did an outstanding job of coordinating the event, which partly contributed to the great success.
Certificates were presented to the participants at the end of the workshop. All the participants promised to return home and implement the new farming techniques and teach others as well. The only outstanding challenge is the availability of drip irrigation kits. We can ship it from Nairobi, if necessary.