July 14, 2024
11 11 11 AM
SIR ABMF COMMISERATES WITH PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE STATE OVER THE TRAGIC INCIDENT OF SCHOOL BUILDING COLLAPSE
BREAKING: KADUNA ABDUCTED JOURNALISTS, THEIR FAMILIES REGAINED THEIR FREEDOM
SOUTH EAST HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY CAUCUS OF LP APPEALS TO PRESIDENT TINUBU TO RELEASE MAZI NNAMDI KANU FROM DETENTION   
PRESIDENT TINUBU SAYS HE RECEIVED THE NEWS OF THE COLLAPSE OF A SCHOOL BUILDING IN JOS WITH PROFOUND GRIEF   
GOVERNOR YUSUF FLAGS OFF SECOND PHASE OF EMPOWERMENT WITH N260M FOR 5,200 WOMEN 
FIRE GUTS EMIR OF KANO’S PALACEcPALACEchief or
GMSG APPEALS TO PRESIDENT TINUBU TO DIRECT THE CONTINUATION OF THE KOLMANI CRUDE OIL EXPLORATION
PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS MR. SILAS AGARA AS THE NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT       
BIPC UNVEILS MODEL TO INTEGRATE IDPS IN TO THE SOCIETY
ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL OF NCAA, RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT THE INSUFFICIENT AIRCRAFT CAPACITY                                                                                   

GOVERNOR UBA SANI BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FARM INPUTS, EQUIPMENTS TO 40,000 FARMERS IN KADUNA

Share

GOVERNOR UBA SANI BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FARM INPUTS, EQUIPMENTS TO 40,000 FARMERS IN KADUNA                                                                                                             27-05-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                                  Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani has flagged-off the distribution of farm inputs, farm implements and agro-processing equipment to 40,000 small holder farmers under his ‘A Koma Gona’, Back to Farm initiative.

The flag-off ceremony, which is part of the programmes lined up for the celebration of his one year in office, took place in Ikara Local Government area, targeting the beneficiaries in the Northern Senatorial Zone of the state.

Governor Sani who noted that, Kaduna is the largest producer of ginger, maize, as well as tomatoes in Nigeria, lamented that, farmers suffer post harvest losses especially in perishable produce like tomatoes.

He promised that that his administration would revisit the aborted plan to establish tomato processing plant in Ikara to address the losses suffered by tomatoes farmers in the council and surrounding local governments.

The Governor while addressing the farmers expressed delight to be with them, stressing that, agriculture remains the backbone of economy, providing employment and sustaining livelihoods.

“Consequently, our administration has come up with programmes and policies to further boost the sector and attract the needed investment for its growth and development. We are taking steps to address key challenges in the sector in order to restore the glory of farming and the joy of rural living.

“Small holder farmers and small scale agro-processors have been facing difficulties due to the current economic challenges in the country. These category of farmers are very critical in our quest to ensure food security.

“It is for this reason that our administration has come up with an innovative programnes “Tallafin Noma – A Koma Noma” as part of our “Sustainable Livelihoods Through Social Interventions and Economic Empowerment” initiative. Under this “A Koma Gona” (Get Back to Farm) component, the Ministry of Agriculture is mandated to target a minimum of 40,000 smallholder farmers and farmers’ cooperatives across the 23 LGAs.

“The Tallafin Noma programme includes distribution of inputs for crop and livestock production. For crop production, improved Maize Seed, Agrochemicals, NPK and Urea Fertilizers are distributed.

“Meanwhile, for livestock production (poultry), 30 day old chicks (broilers) with 4 bags of feeds and drugs are distributed, while 50 jumbo juveniles (catfish) with 2 bags of feeds and drugs are distributed for fisheries.

“To boost micro-mechanization of the agriculture sector in the state, power tillers with all the necessary equipment and accessories are distributed to farmer cooperative groups. This is a crucial step towards increasing production and productivity in our farms

“Knapsack Sprayer with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are also shared to individuals for agrochemical and liquid fertilizer application in their farms. For the agro-processors, vegetable grinders are distributed to individuals, while hammer mills, haulers and threshers are distributed to cooperative groups as group assets.

“These processing machines will add value to our agricultural produce and improve the livelihoods of individuals and groups involved in agro-processing activities,” he said.

The Governor further called on the benefiting smallholder farmers and small-scale agro-processors to make effective use of the equipment and inputs, saying that the efforts were parts of the administration’s committed to revitalizing the agricultural sector.

Earlier the State Commissioner of Agriculture, Murtala Dabo said the Governor’s initiative would not only boost food security in Kaduna and Nigeria, it will also contribute greatly to the Governor’s desire to revitalize rural economy.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Leave a Reply

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Home
Our Channel
About Us
Contact Us
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x