The Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project have trained 30 farmers on modern rice farming technology. This was done with the collaborative effort of the Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA).
The State’s APPEALS project coordinator, Hassan Ibrahim who made the disclosure in Kano, said that the objective was to educate the farmers on how to increase their productivity.
Ibrahim, who was represented by the APPEALS’ specialist in charge of productivity enhancement, Mr. Baushe Mohamed disclosed to newsmen that the farmer field and business school was initiated to train farmers on modern rice farming technology, introduce standard practices and improved variety of Faro 61.
He said that the essence of the standard practices is to achieve a higher yield of production, compared to the farmers’ conventional farming practices.
Ibrahim stated that the new practices would help farmers ease their production processes, mitigate their difficulties on the farm and reduce the cost of production.
He further noted that APPEALS would assist in providing the necessary support to the beneficiaries, to enable them to remain in business.
In his words, “This programme will not only end here in Bagwai, but we are also hoping to extend it to other Local Government Areas, therefore, we are calling on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the opportunity.”
On his part, Managing Director of KNARDA, Mr. Ibrahim Sulaiman said that the training would also give the farmers the opportunity to acquire knowledge on how to market their produce after harvest.