Bayero University to address challenges in cattle rearing

Temitope Mustapha, Kano


Center for Dry land Agriculture CDA, in Bayero University Kano says it is currently addressing issues of lack of feed for cattles across Nigeria.

The Center leader of One of the African Centers of Excellence domiciled in BUK, Professor Jubril M.Jubril made this known in Kano state,while speaking on research and outreach activities of the center.

Professor Jubril  hinted that the center is working on certain technologies that can make feed available to cattle rearers and non-rearers around the village.

Some of the farmers we reach out to, we expose them to how to get feeds for their animals during dry season. This is to ameliorate the problems they face during dry season,” Prof Jubril said.

According to him,”This is real issue in dry land now,issues of lack of feeds for animals which leads to pastoralists and farmers conflicts , we are trying to address that by providing certain technologies that can make feed available to cattle rearers and non rearers around villages.”

He disclosed that the center in the last 2-3years have worked with eight states in Nigeria on maize, cowpea and other crops.

We are working with 21communities in 3L.G areas in Kano to show best to apply their fertiliser,” he added.

On the Tissue Culture laboratory of the center, Professor Jubril said it is part of programs in the center.

Tissue culture laboratory as a facility help us achieve massive propagation of plants, it also an opportunity to multiply endanger plants in the environment, this facility helps us in training of our student adequately and also for research activities,” Professor Jubril added.

On Tissue Culture, the Vice Chancellor of BUK,Professor Yahuza Bello said says the plant tissue culture of the center for Dryland Agriculture is presently used to propagate crops .

Professor Yahuza said the center was established to regenerate plant fast dissapearing from the environment.