BAUCHI STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAS TASKED FARMERS IN THE STATE TO EMBRACE NEW METHOD OF FARMING IN ORDER TO BOOST THEIR PRODUCTION.

The Commissioner in charge of the Ministry, Pharmacist Sama'ila Burga gave the advice when he featured on a  phone in programme tagged " Tafiya Da Gwani.

BAUCHI STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAS TASKED FARMERS IN THE STATE TO EMBRACE NEW METHOD OF FARMING IN ORDER TO BOOST THEIR PRODUCTION.
Bauchi State farmers

From Muazu Hardawa Bauchi

The Commissioner in charge of the Ministry, Pharmacist Sama'ila Burga gave the advice when he featured on a  phone in programme tagged " Tafiya Da Gwani.

Pharmacist Sama'ila Burga said the move would not only boost their production, but assist the state government to improve its Internally Generated Revenue in order to reduce over dependence on federation account.

He said to develop the capacity of farmers, 13 farm centers across the state would be reactivated in addition to the engagement of experts in the agricultural sector.

He assured the readiness of the Ministry to find lasting solution to the shortage of agricultural extension workers through capacity building and other initiatives.

The Commissioner said to meet the demands of the farmers in the areas of fertilizer and other farm inputs, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has approved 600 million naira for the purchase of the commodities.

He noted that, the State Agricultural Policy Document launched by the governor was not only to address the challenges facing the sector, but reduce poverty, unempowerment and assist the state to supply commodities to other states.

Pharmacist Sama'ila Burga said Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has directed the Ministry to work out modalities of finding lasting solution to the challenges militating against the progress of agricultural activities at the grassroots.

The Commissioner said monitoring and evaluation strategy would be introduced in order to ensure effective implementation of the agricultural policy of the administration.