NGO to train 1,870 youth on agriculture in Kebbi

Saidu Dakingari, Kebbi State governor

The coordinator said the group would get experts from Israel.

A Kebbi State-based non-governmental organisation, Youth in Agriculture, said it will train 1,870 unemployed youth on cultivation

of cereal crops and poultry in the state.

The state coordinator of the organisation, Rabi Zuru, said in Birnin Kebbi on Friday that 420 trainees were women while 1,450 were men.

She said that 2,000 hectares of land had been prepared for the programme scheduled for June, stressing that the plots of land would be allocated to trainees according to their requirement.

Ms. Zuru said that seedlings, fertilisers, insecticides, pesticides and other relevant farm implements would be provided to the participants free, adding that goat and poultry farming would also be intensified. She said the trainees would be exposed to modern techniques of producing Sesame seed, Shear butter and water melon.

“The organisation will engage experts from Israel and the federal Ministry of Agriculture, while support would be provided by the state government,” she said.


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