To augment crop production in Kaduna state, the Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency has said it would train over 270,000 rice, maize and soya bean farmers in the next 3 years.
Cooperative Officer of the agency, Mallam Mukhtar Ibrahim, made this known during the distribution of motorcycles to agricultural extension workers in Zaria.
According to him, the training which would draw its participants from farmers in 19 LGAs of the state was hinged on ensuring safe agricultural practices and boosting annual yield.
Ibrahim stressed that “The target of the project is to train farmers on good agricultural practice and to link them to ready markets to sell their produce. So far we are working in six local governments, which include Makarfi, Giwa, Kudan, Lere, Ikara and Kauru.”
“In the second year we are adding 10 local governments and in the final year we are bringing in three more to make the total of 19 local governments covered for the three years under the project,” he added.