By Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The Deputy Governor of Kano state Dr. Nasir Yusif Gawuna says the present Administration in kano has done several efforts in bringing new ideas that catalyzed farmers to fully engage in farming activities in the state.
Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna stated this during a Paley he held with Journalists in kano.
The Deputy Governor who Doubles as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources said since the Assumption of the Ganduje’s Administration in 2015 several ideas have been introduced to boost food production in the state.
He noted that the government had provided enabling environment for farmers which pave way for them to have access to funding, provision of quality, and adequate fertilizer through the kano state Agricultural Supply Company/(Kasco) saying the company was rated as one of the leading fertilizer companies nationwide.
Dr. Nasir Yusif Gawuna maintained that in 2021 kano state government concentrated on projects that would improve the productivity and livelihood of the Farmers.
“We Strategically worked out to partner with world Bank and Islamic Development Bank, which gave birth to programs like the Kano Agro pastoral development project, and the Agro-processing productivity enhancement and livelihood improvement support project, stressing that farmers were being trained and provided with inputs under these projects”
The Deputy Governor explained a lot of programs were conducted in the largest grains market in sub-Sahara Africa, Danawau aimed at improving the quality and reservation processes so that zero rejection during exportation of commodities would be recorded.
” women and youths were being trained and empowered on various fields of Agriculture, some in poultry, fishing, diary, 1700 youths and women were being empowered under the Agricultural sector, while 6857 males were trained and 2000 females “
Dr. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna further stated that the ministry has done the market development and linkages whereby cottage and processing centers were constructed, stressing that twenty-two centers cottage and processing centers would be in operation Soon.
He added that tomato green Houses production on a cluster for women only have been established which was geared towards empowering them to become self relient .