Food Security: GAIN trains farmers on Nutritious Crops in Agricultural Extension

Food Security: GAIN trains farmers on Nutritious Crops in Agricultural Extension

Food Security

By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

To promote Nutritious Crops and Diet Crops in Kaduna state and Nigeria as a whole, Global Alliance for Improve Nutrition (GAIN), a nongovernmental organization, have trained trainers on improved nutrition and value nutrient enriched Staples in Kaduna state.  

A one day training of trainers convened three participants from each of the twenty three local government areas of the state.

Speaking during the training session the senior project manager, supply chains for commercialisation, Mr Godwin  Ehiabhi,said "we were in Kaduna in the last 5years, that's 2019 to implement different project that promote the consumption of save and nutrition food in Nigeria.

"We want the community members to  see the important of consuming what they have, because biofortification can help you at little with no cause it doesn't really add much cause to it so instead of you consuming your normal meal this time you'll be consuming vitamin A and rich maize fortification." He said.

 "Aims of this training is to support the government with technical assistance in training the agricultural extension workers on how to process and save the nutrition food using vitamin A maize and Vitamin A cassava Orange potatoes."

The project manager, however explained that, the overall goals of the particular training is to ensure that the extension agents have acquip with the knowledge on processing and value addition of products formalisation and reformation.

He further noted that, the community would benefited from the programme, because, the extension agents from various 23 local government areas, and expected them to castigated what they have learned down to the communities.

One of the participants, Aisha Gidado, an extension worker from Kauru local government area, said "We learned more on nutritional food and with different kind of things would promote youth and old peoples and the farming system in Nigeria must especially in Kaduna state. 

"I'm highly delighted and very satisfied with the training, I urged my  fellow participants to adapt on what they have learned from the project."

Other participant, Hauwa'u Gambo from KADA, thanked God that gave them the opportunity to attend the training, "that benefited us a lot especially women in knowing the overall techniques on developing our farming activities."

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