KANO TO ALLOCATE FREE FARMLAND TO WOMEN
By AbdulSalam Muhammad, Kano
Kano state Government is to allocate free farmland to interested Women farmers at Kadawa irrigation site for all year round farming.
The Commissioner of Agriculture, Hajiya Baraka Sani told a gathering of rural women in Nasarawa local Government that the measure was adopted to boost food security in the state.
Hajiya Baraka Sani revealed that the state Government has also secured strategic partnership with some Commercial Banks that will grant facilities to women farmers to enable them contribute meaningfully to the economy.
Baraka Sani noted that no meaningful development could be achieved on areas of sustainable economy without full participation of women, stressing that Kwankwaso administration realized this too well and is striving to fix the vacuum.
Baraka Sani said that the women empowerment programme that accommodate over 44 000 women across the state was past of holistic approach at addressing poverty among rural women, adding that the ultimate goal is to give women a level playing field for their contribution.
She stated that women group will be given necessary support to realize their set goal adding that the second phase of the women empowerment programme will soon kick off to cover the second set of beneficiaries'.
The Commissioner for Agriculture revealed that the comprehensive empowerment package also include training of women in technique poultry farming and allocation of birds for starting off , pointing out that the first graduate of 200 student of state owned Poultry School have been earmarked as beneficiaries.