Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project, in Collaboration with Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA), has trained 30 farmers on improved rice farming technology.
Mr. Hassan Ibrahim said the aim of the training was to teach farmers how to increase theirs productivity.
Ibrahim, represented by the APPEALS’ specialist in charge of productivity enhancement, Mr. Baushe Mohamed, said 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.
According to him, such standard practice was aimed at getting a higher yield of production compared to the farmers’ usual traditional farming method.
Ibrahim added that such improved method would also assist in easing the farmers’ production processes in addition to reducing their difficulties and cost of production.
He said that APPEALS was ready to provide the beneficiaries with the necessary support that would enable them to remain in business.
“This programme will not only end here in Bagwai, we are hoping to extend it to other Local Government Areas, therefore, we are calling on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the opportunity,” he said.
The Managing Director of KNARDA, Mr. Ibrahim Sulaiman, said that the training would also give the farmers opportunity to acquire knowledge on how to market their produce after harvest.