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WACOT supports Katsina irrigation farmers with wash bores

An agricultural produce company, West African Cotton Co Ltd. (WACOT) has provided 21 Katsina irrigation farmers with 13 wash bores and water pumping machines. The…

An agricultural produce company, West African Cotton Co Ltd. (WACOT) has provided 21 Katsina irrigation farmers with 13 wash bores and water pumping machines.
The project coordinator, Dr Mustapha Kabir Daudawa, said the project was the initiative of the General Manager (WACOT Funtua), Mr S. P Dey, which started two years ago.
“Under this project, irrigation farmers were selected for the gesture from different communities in Musawa, Kafur, Kankara, Faskari, Dandume, Bakori and Danja local government areas of the state. The wash bores were drilled for free while water pumping machines along with fertiliser and pesticides were distributed to the farmers on loan,” said Dr Kabir.
He said benefitting farmers repaid the loan as at when due and were complying with modern farming techniques introduced by WACOT experts.
“When farmers are happy, increased productivity is guaranteed,” Dr Kabir added.
He said the company was making effort toward establishing agro-allied processing companies in order to meet the demands of farmers on the market challenges they faced during harvest period.
An irrigation farmer, who benefitted from the project in Dangani, Musawa LGA, Alhaji Mustapha Dangani, said WACOT’s support was a “lubricant in the cogs of agricultural business.”
The chairman of the tomato farmers in Bakori LGA, Alhaji Yakubu Aliyu, also commended the company’s support and urged it to expand the gesture to cover more farmers in the area. He said the project would complement government’s effort on food security, job creation and poverty reduction.

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