Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP will support the training of 50 Ordinary National Diploma and 50 Higher National Diploma students from the State in Livestock, Crop Management and Extension services.
A statement Wednesday, signed by Ameen K. Yassar, Project Communication Specialist and sent to ALSC, had it that the training will be carried out in Polytechnics and Colleges of Agriculture, the State Programme Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Garba Muhammad announced today (Wednesday), while receiving a delegation from the Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Kano, in his office.
“It is critical to educate prospective agricultural workers in Kano because agricultural literacy is key in managing the state’s abundant natural potentials and, significantly, in view of the need to ensure food and nutrition security for its growing population”.
In this regard, he said the project would collaborate with the Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology and similar tertiary institutions, to assist the students to acquire agricultural skills using innovative knowledge support tools.
“The project will also support special training on grain handling for Dawanau market commodity associations to improve quality and safety of commodities that go into international markets. Therefore, your institution will be of tremendous assistance in this direction”.
The Provost of the College, Muhammad Hadi Ibrahim, represented by the Academic Secretary, Sirajo Salisu said the institution approached the project for collaboration because it has a role to play in ensuring agricultural development of the state and Nigeria at large.
According to him, the institution had “the mandate of training middle level manpower for the agricultural sector on postharvest processing, preservation and storage of agricultural produce to reduce postharvest losses.”