Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Sokoto begins census of farmers, farmlands, crops

Sokoto begins census of
farmers, farmlands, crops


– Sokoto state is set to generate adequate
data and take proper inventory of farmers
and their production activities
– Governor Tambuwal said no meaningful
development can take place without data
Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmad
Aliyu, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and
Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad, at a one day
stakeholders forum on the development of
agriculture held in Sokoto…Tuesday19-04-16
In order to generate adequate data and take
proper inventory of farmers and their
production activities, Sokoto government will
this weekend begin the enumeration of
farmers, farmlands and type of crops
cultivated across the state.
Stating this at a one day stakeholders forum
on the development of agriculture in Sokoto
State, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
said generating the data is a first step
towards implementation of his new agric
revolution policy in the state.
He said no meaningful development can take
place without data.
“Today we lack data to identify our farmers
across the state. If government, at the
moment, sourced the required funds and
implements for farmers, there is no any data
to tell who is producing what and where ad at
what capacity.
“We will do the survey in order to know our
farmers, their locations, what they produce
and at what capacity. The information to be
generated will guide farmers government as to
what support and assistance individual farmer
will need to be productive,” the governor
added.
Tambuwal said after studying all economic
variables, Sokoto government decided that
the only to facilitate economic growth and
development is by prioritizing agriculture, a
decision that led to the establishment of the
state Technical committee for the
development of agriculture.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, former
Deputy Governor of Sokoto State and
chairman of state technical committee on
agriculture, Chiso Abdullahi and the Sultan
Muhammad Sa’ad, at the one day
stakeholders forum on the development of
agriculture held in Sokoto…Tuesday 19-04-16
In his remarks, the state commissioner of
agriculture, Alhaji Umaru Nagwari said since
May last year, the state has pursued the
development of the sector with renewed
vigour and determination for the benefit of
the people.
Among the measures implemented include
the development of the tomato value chain
by signing an agreement with Erisco Foods
to establish a tomato processing factory and
establishment of a tractor manufacturing
factory in the state.
He said two sites have already been
allocated for the immediate take-off of the
projects.