From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
As part of effort to promote food security in the country, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food security ( FMAFS), in collaboration with Jigawa Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (JARDA) have trained 50 extension workers and farmers on Climate Resident Practice on Cassava production in Jigawa State.
This was announced by the Jigawa state Commissioner of Agriculture Alhaji Muttaqa Namadi while declaring the training open held at Manpower Development institute Dutse on Friday.
The commissioner who was represented by the Managing Director Jigawa Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (JARDA) Alhaji Imam Muhammad said, the purpose of the training is to support cassava farmers with technical backstopping inorder to improve the production.
He added that the training will also help in addressing issues related to food security, alleviate poverty and income generation at both state and national level.
According to him, the training will give more light to extension workers and farmers on how to double their production particularly on cassava farming activities.
The MD then, urged the participants to listen and understand the lectures as well as to apply and stepdown the skills and knowledge acquired during the training to improve their productivity.
While making his remarks, the Hon. Minister of Agriculture Alhaji Abubakar Kyari who was represented by the State Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security ( FMAFS), assured more support to the farmers through training and retraining of both extension workers and farmers to achieve sustainable development of Agriculture in the country.
He maintained that, after the training, participants were supported with empowerment package of fertilizer and agrochemicals.