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Katsina State Government To Train 8,000 Farmers

Katsina state government has closed plans to prepare 8,000 ranchers over the 34 local government territories of the state on the generation of tomatoes.

Preparing, to be embraced under the state Himma Project Agricultural Program is in organization with a privately owned business called Agro Alala.

The chairman of the company, Mr Victor Bazugbe, made the disclosure on Sunday in Daura in an interview.

Aminu Masari, Katsina State governor

He said that the 10-year-programme, would involve the establishment of cottage industries in the 34 local government areas, adding that the farmers would be trained on extension services.

Bazugbe said his company would provide the farmers with the required inputs and guaranteed market for their products.

He added that the training would expose the farmers on modern farming techniques.

The chairman said the programme was aimed at employment generation and poverty eradication.

He stressed the need for the farmers registered for the programme to be committed to enable them reap the benefits.

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