Group trains Plateau potato farmers on modern agricultural practices


The Deutsche Gesellschatt for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ) said it had trained over 21, 000 potato farmers in Plateau state on modern agricultural practices from 2015 to date.

Mr Hans-Ludwig Bruns, disclosed this at the inauguration of a potato value chain radio programme tagged “Dankali Rumbun Arziki” in Jos.

Bruns is the Coordinator of GIZ Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (GAIE).

According to Bruns, the trainings conducted by the GAIE aimed at building the capacity of small holder farmers to enhance potato production and ensure food sufficiency in the state.

“From 2015 till date, we have rescheduled out over 21, 000 potato farmers through various trainings in potato production and good agricultural practices in Plateau.

“This is to build the capacity of small holder farmers and ensure food sufficiency in the state,” he said.

On why the radio programme was introduced, Bruns said it was aimed at reaching out to more small holder farmers in the state with necessary information on ways to improve on potato production.

He added that the radio programme would create avenue to disseminate correct and accurate information to farmers as well as share success stories.

“We intend to reach out to 25, 000 small holder farmers through the radio programme.

“The aim is to disseminate correct information and success stories that would enable better and improved potato production in the state,” Bruns explained.

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