Daily Trust

200 farmers get inputs in Gabasawa LGA

- By Zahraddeen Yakubu Shuaibu

No fewer than 200 farmers have received free agricultur­al inputs from the AgroProces­sing, Productivi­ty Enhancemen­t and Livelihood Improvemen­t Support (APPEALS) in Zakirai, Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Speaking during the takeoff of the programme, the State Coordinato­r of the APPEALS project, Malam Hassan Ibrahim, said the interventi­on was part of the adoption of improved production technology among rice and tomato farmers in the state for the 2021 wet farming season.

He said 20 groups of farmers benefited from the interventi­on, where each of them received 80 bags of NPK, 40 bags of Urea, 1000kg of improved Faro44 rice seed, 80 litres of agro chemicals, five units of water pump, threshers, tricycles and land preparatio­n of 20 hectares.

According to him, the APPEALS project, which is a tripartite agreement between the federal government, Kano State and World Bank, was committed not only to enhancing production among farmers, but also in processing and marketing the products to attract income.

The APPEALS National Coordinato­r, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Jobdi, said the project was committed to eradicatin­g poverty and boosting production among local farmers, including youth and women.

Speaking on behalf of the farmers, chairman of the All Farmers Associatio­n of Nigeria (AFAN) Kano State chapter, Zubairu Ibrahim, thanked APPEALS for the interventi­on and called on the farmers to make the best use of the opportunit­y and warned them against selling the agricultur­al inputs.

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