KDSG trains 700 farmers in soybeans cultivation


 The Kaduna State Government on Thursday said it had trained 700 farmers on new methods that would boost soybeans
cultivation in the state.
Malam Dahiru Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kaduna Agricultural Development Programme (KADP), disclosed this in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
Abdullahi said that the one-day intensive training was part of requirements to access the N2 billion Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) farmers' loan in the state.
He noted that the training was also aimed at reducing farmers risk and improve soybeans yield.
The official added that the new method would boost the quality of the crop in order to make it more competitive in the world market.
He explained that the farmers, including women cooperative groups, were trained on farming methods that would boost their yield.
According to him, the training include seed selection, site selection and fertilizer application, as well as disease control.
Abdullahi said that the new method, if adopted by farmers, would enhance early harvest of the crop with higher yield.
He noted that the farmers' groups were drawn from the areas with comparative advantage in soybeans cultivation in state.
He added that the farmers were drawn from Rijana, Kachia Local Government, Kujama in Kajuru Local Government and
Zango Kataf Local Government.
``With the training, farmers can now access the CBN loan that will be disbursed through four designated commercial banks
in the state,'' he said. 

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