As part of effort to promote food security in the country, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS) has joined forces with the Jigawa Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (JARDA) to provide comprehensive training to 50 extension workers and farmers on Climate-Resilient Cassava Production practices in Jigawa State.
The announcement was made by Alhaji Muttaqa Namadi, the Commissioner of Agriculture for Jigawa State, during the inauguration of the training event at the Manpower Development Institute in Dutse.
Representing the commissioner, Alhaji Imam Muhammad, the Managing Director of JARDA, highlighted the primary objective of the training: to equip cassava farmers with advanced technical insights aimed at elevating production standards.
He emphasized that this initiative holds the potential to not only address concerns pertaining to food security but also to alleviate poverty and enhance income generation, both at the state and national levels.
Imam Muhammad underlined that the training will offer invaluable knowledge to extension workers and farmers, particularly concerning strategies to optimize cassava farming yields.
He urged participants to actively engage with the training materials and subsequently apply the newly acquired expertise to enhance their productivity.
Also speaking, the Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Abubakar Kyari, represented by State Director of FMAFS, who assured attendees of continued support and pledged that farmers would receive ongoing training and capacity building to foster sustainable agricultural development across the country.
He maintained that, after the training, participants were supported with empowerment package of fertilizer and agrochemicals.
“Federal Government and Jigawa State Collaborate to Enhance Food Security Through Cassava Farming Training”