The Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project together with the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), provided 275 farmers with training on crop protection and pulverization methods as part of its Agricultural Development Project.
The announcement was made on Thursday, after the 5-day training sessions for young farmers in Kano by project coordinator Mr. Ibrahim Garba-Muhammad.
275 teenagers received lessons in the fields of crop protection, product knowledge, sprinkling, safe handling, and management.
They came from each of the 11 local governments of the State. According to him, Nigeria’s inappropriate application of pesticides affecting the kidneys, liver, and heart has caused a ban on the exploration of beans.
He said he trained them on how to safely use pesticides or chemicals without damaging the environment.
“The training would provide the young people with an enterprise focus on how to use it to increase their revenue.
Furthermore “we will continue to offer them other kinds of help and support to develop their sources of earnings.”
Garba-Muhammad urged the public to use their new expertise in agriculture.
According to Sasakawa Project Coordinator Abdulrashid Kofar-Mata, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Islamic Development Bank financed the training.
Kofar-Mata encouraged recipients to return and implement what they had learned in their communities.
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Training will help to alleviate poverty among smallholder farmers, he said.
Dr. Junaidu Yakubu, Managing Director KNARDA, recommended participants apply the new knowledge they have learned to train others in their local governments.
He was represented by Hajiya Aisha Abdullahi, KNARDA’s Managing Director, and General Services. Ilyasu Muhammad said she would utilize her new experience to provide mentorship in her field to other young people.
Each participant received a raincoat, a hand glove, a boot, a nose mask, and a face mask, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.