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Friday, 9 October 2020

Land Grazing: Kano and Borno Partner on Land Grazing Development

The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP), has announced its collaboration with the Borno Government toward actualizing the Borno RUGA project.

 

The project coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammad, in a statement made this available through


Ameen Yassar in Kano.

 

The statement read that the coordinator stated this during a courtesy visit by Mrs. Juliana Bitrus, the Borno Commissioner for Animal Resources and Fisheries Development.

 

" We are determined to transform agriculture from a largely Socio-Cultural practice to a Socio-Economic endeavor. We will support the Borno Government to also achieve in that regard. "

 

"The intervention at Dandoshiya is just one of the several people parts of a multi-component project.”

 

"We will also run a cattle fattening scheme provide support to the beneficiaries and link them up with off-takers", Muhammad was quoted.”

 

According to him, KSADP is working with the private sector to transform meat processing and discourage transportation of live Animals considered unsafe and unprofitable.

 

Muhammad added that KSADP would invest in rural infrastructure development, crops development, training of extension workers, and establishment of a milk collection center while Dawanau gain market would be upgraded.

 

The statement also quoted Bitrus as saying that the delegation was mandated by Gov Babagana Zulum to examine the implementation of RUGA project so as to replicate the same in Borno.

 

Bitrus said that the team had visited the model Dandoshiya grazing research development under the KSADP program where she was impressed with the Kano model for the RUGA Project.

 

She concluded that the Kano government would gain from the project.

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