Kano Farmers Set to Become Millionaires Through Farming Project

By Aminu Garba Indabawa, Kano





The Kano state Agro-Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, has devised a project to make farmers in the state secure monetary returns in the millions during the wet season faming phase.

The project has already kicked-off with the distribution of inputs for the operation of demonstration plots across the 44 local government areas of the state.

Explaining the dynamics of project, the Coordinator at Sasakawa Africa Association office, one of the KSADP partners, Comrade Abdulrashid Hamisu Kofar Mata, said the project has made provision for 226 demonstration plots for rice, 226 for maize, 146 for Sorghum and 97 for millet, making a total of 696 demonstration plots across the 44 local government areas of Kano state.

He disclosed during a mega green field days held at Larabar Gadon Sarki of warawa and at Tofai Town of Gabasawa local government areas of Kano state.

He further explained that the project which is funded through a loan facility from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and a grant component from Live and Livelihood Funds (LLF) had established and operated 228 demonstration plots in 19 local government areas during the dry-season agricultural activities in the state.

In his address SAA Deputy Country Director Dr Abdulhamid Gambo stated that, the agriculture is currently facing a lot of agricultural challenges that needs a change in the manner and ways farmers operates adding that the field day is organized to practically expose farmers to good agricultural practices and advantages of collective marketing of products as well as to showcase the importance of using improved seed varieties among other improved agricultural practices to farmers for a better yield.

In their different responses the State Coordinator KSADP Mall Ibrahim Gama who was represented by Mall Abdullahi, Rabah Crop Specialist and the representative of District Heads of Warawa, thanked the efforts made by Sasakawa in improving the knowledge of farmers which may increased farm produce

The beneficiaries promise to continue with what they learned and step it down to the community members.