By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Maize farmers assisted with improved inputs and new technologies by the APPEALS Project in Kaduna State have recorded a significant increase in yield last year.
The Chairman of Biye Cluster Farmers Association in Giwa LGA of the State, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Shika made this known to the Pre-6th Implementation Support Mission team led by the Project National Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Jobdi last week during the field visit. The field visit was part of on-the-spot assessments of the Project intervention areas in the state.
Alhaji Adamu Aliyu told the team that most of the group members recorded increase in productivity and harvested more bags compared to the previous year. For example, the Biye farmers Association, he said harvested 206 tons of maize as against the 156 tons before the project’s intervention, adding that they had negotiated with an off-taker who has agreed to buy the maize at the prevailing market prices.
In his response, the National Project Coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Sani
Jobdi has expressed his satisfaction with the increase in Production recorded by some beneficiaries of the project in the state. Describing the farmers testimonies as encouraging, he urged them to continue to adopt and practice the technologies and new methods introduced by the project.