By Tukur Muntari
Kano – An international organisation, Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG 2000), has called for a stronger partnership with Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA) to boost agricultural production in the state.
The Country Director of SG 2000, Prof. Sani Ahmed-Miko, made the call in Kano on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on the Managing Director of KNARDA, Prof. Mahmud Daneji.
He underscored the need for synergy in the support of the two organisations for smallholder farmers in order to improve the farmers’ productivity.
According to him, the partnership will also go a long way in boosting food production in the state via the introduction of new farming technologies.
“Sasakawa Global 2000 started operations in the state through KNARDA. So, we cannot forget our long-standing relationship,’’ he said.
Ahmed-Miko said that two organisations would continue to work together to assuage the plight of farmers whose farms were destroyed by natural disasters such as this year’s flood disaster, which affected many farms.
He said that the partnership would also enable Sasakawa Global 2000 to assist farmers, particularly those in the rural areas, to improve their production.
He pledged that his organisation would collaborate with the state government in efforts to assist farmers in all the 44 local government areas of the state.
On the media field tour, Ahmed-Miko said that the tour was aimed at showcasing the activities of Sasakawa Global 2000 so as to enable the public to fully understand its operations.
Responding, Daneji assured Ahmed-Miko of the readiness of KNARDA to partner with Sasakawa Global 2000 in efforts to boost food production in Kano State.