3 January 2013

Nigeria: Kano to Train 5,000 Women On Dairy Production

Kano State Government has concluded arrangement to train and support 5,000 women with exotic cows for development of dairy production in the state.

This move is to be aligned with Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP), in line with the organisation's dairy value chain.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Muhammadu Dankadai Ibrahim, disclosed that it was evident that since the inception of Governor Kwankwaso administration, agriculture was accorded major priority and the sector remained a focal point for investment by the state government.

According to him, "Kano state government has put in place all fundamental structures for agricultural transformation of both the state and federal government to succeed".

Speaking in Kano during the recent opening of the 7th FGN/World Bank supervision mission to Kano state CADP held at Nasarawa Guest Inn, he assured on the state government's commitment to agricultural development in the all nooks and crannies of the state.

"Government is proud of CADP over its rural infrastructural development. Their intervention in the provision of farm access roads and rural energy will not only provide essential conditions for agricultural development, but also provide education and medical services related to enhancing the quality of lives of the rural populace".

According to him "CADP should also look at gender issue in dairy value chain where cows are owned by males, and milking of cows are also done by male members of the household, and milking handling, processing and marketing activities are solely the responsibilities of the female".

He also appealed to the CADP to accelerate the implementation of the second batch of rural roads and energy so that many farmers would have the encouragement to continue to invest their time, energy and resources in the sector.

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