Agriculture: Kano set for e-extension | Dailytrust

Agriculture: Kano set for e-extension

The Kano State Government has revealed that all arrangements with partners to offer extension services to farmers’ electronically tagged, “e-extension,” are almost concluded.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director, Kano State Agricultural Development Agency (KNARDA), Dr Junaidu Yakubu, while addressing the media and officials of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) during a field day visit by the team.

He said the move to ease agricultural practices in the state was an initiative under Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) in which SAA had been playing a vital implementation role.

He explained that the E-extension would entail the provision of devices to farmers with an application that would easily allow them to directly request information from extension agents and get an instant response, especially on issues regarding their farming activities.

He explained that the move would no doubt bridge the gap in the high demand for extension agents as well as assist farmers to grow big in agribusiness.

The SAA’s Deputy Country Director, Dr Abdulhamid Gambo, in his remarks, stated that the sum of $21.31 million was budgeted for the 5-year project implementation through a loan facility from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and a grant component from Live and Livelihood Funds (LLF) which would be invested in the development of sustainable production systems.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410