By Aminu Halilu Tudun Wada
The Dutch government funded programme HORTI Nigeria (IFDC), restated its commitment in providing food security transforming the live hoods of the small holders farmers through new innovations in Agricultural sector that will lead to crops productivity , enhancement as well as increase of incomes.
Country director of the project Mr Mohammed Salasi Idris , stated this while facilitating various projects HORTI Nigeria execute in Zakarawa Community at Garko and Kafofin Yashi in Rimin Gado locals government areas Kano state.
Mr Salasi, urged the Farmers benefited to the programme to use the knowledge acquired to nearby community and continue usage of good Agronomic system teach to them by the project technical officers.
As part of its effort to develop the Agric sector ,HORTI Nigeria established Demo plots at different locations for the specific aim of knowledge sharing and training for the farmers on data records and harvesting in Karofin Yashi at Rimin Gado local government area.
The training and showcase include the New and good Agronomy practice of planting good variety of Tomatoes.Making his remarks at the event a host farmer Saleh Isa , thanked Horti Nigeria for the project and significant impact change they have upon their farming.
On his part village head of Karofin Yashi, Alhaji Salihu Inusa, pledge to instruct his community members to embrace the new innovations and technology for sustainable development and incomes.
As part of the programme HORTI Nigeria, inspect the demo plots of Okra planted by Women farmers group at Zakarawa Community in Garko local government area in Kano, as part of the project gender inclusiviness.While thanking the project facilatators women farmers leader Binta Dahiru , on behalf of the farmers emphasize the importance of the new innovations and showcase the differences which she said they benefit with regards to their previous farming.
While concluding the tour in her remarks director for marketing development IFDC, Mrs Veryl Adele, assured the farmers their commitment in terms of market strategies and post harvest loss in other to minimize the loss and costs too.