Ministry trains Bauchi farmers on cassava production

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More than 50 farmers in Bauchi State have been trained in cassava production by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

During the emergency employment event and demonstration of climate-resilient practices for cassava production in Bauchi State on Saturday, Mr. Daniel Abarshi, the coordinator of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in the state, highlighted the government’s dedication to educating farmers about various value chain crops.

According to him, the effort aligns with the national goal of ensuring food security in the country.

Mr Abarshi explained that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture had trained and empowered farmers across the six geo political zones of the country on a variety of crops production such as rice, maize, wheat, yam and cassava to enable the nation to become self-sufficient in food production.

He commended the Bauchi State government for its support to the federal government’s agricultural policies and programmes geared towards fighting poverty in the country.

The programmes manager, Bauchi State Agricultural Development programme (BSADP), Alh Jafaru Ilelah applauded the Federal Ministry of Agriculture for the initiative and urged the participants to put into practice what they have learnt.

He Ilelah assured that BSADP would continue to do its best in enlightening farmers on various farming techniques for the development of the agricultural sector in the state and the country at large.

The emergency empowerment and demonstration of climate resilient practices in cassava production for farmers and extension agents is taking place concurrently in the north east, north west and north central zones of the country.

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