The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, through the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), in collaboration with Samec Nigeria Company Limited, has trained farmers in Gwer-East A/Gwer-West Federal Contituency on the use of latest technology, equipment and inputs for productive farming. A total of 50 participants drawn from the federal constituency participated in the empowerment programme. The Chairman, Samec Nigeria Company Ltd, Abdulrazak Raji, welcomed participants to the three-day alleviation programme for people of the constituency. He stated that the reason for concentration on cowpea was because indigenes of the constituency are predominantly farmers and the aforementioned crop are the major crop found and planted in the constituency hence there is need for training of the farmers on modern techniques in production, processing and marketing.
The Executive Secretary, Prof. Garba Sharubutu, commended efforts of the Federal Government in the area of agricultural development. The lawmaker, representing the Federal Constituency, Hon. Kpev Vitalis, appreciated the efforts of Federal Government and ARCN for bringing the empowerment programme to the people of his federal constituency and he encouraged participants to make proper use of the opportunity given to them, as the participants were trained on the production, best management practices, processing, value addition and marketing of cowpeas.
Source: Nigerian Tribune