Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
Over 100 farmers in Bauchi State have been trained on cassava production by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
Speaking at the opening of the training at BSADP office yesterday, the state Coordinator of the ministry, Mr. Daniel Abarshi, said the federal government is committed to educating farmers on different value-chain crops in its quest to achieve food security in the country.
Abarshi explained that the ministry had trained and empowered farmers across the six geo-political zones of the country on a variety of crop production such as rice, maize, wheat, yam and cassava to enable the country to become self-sufficient in food production.
He commended Bauchi State Government for its support of the federal government’s agricultural policies and programmes geared towards fighting poverty in the country.
Earlier in his remark, the Programme Manager, Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP), Alhaji Jafaru Ilelah, who applauded the ministry for the initiative, urged the participants to put into practice what they have learnt.
Ilelah assured them that the BSADP would continue to do its best to enlighten farmers on various farming techniques for the development of the agriculture sector in the state, and the country at large.
In an interview, some of the participants Mallam Ibrahim Musa and Talatu Garba appreciated the ministry for the empowerment initiative on cassava production.