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FG trains 80 youths, women on cassava processing in Kebbi



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By Abdullahi Faruk Birnin Kebbi


Federal Government through Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), has trained 80 youths and women on cassava processing, packaging, value addition and utilisation in the in Kebbi.

Alhaji Shehu Abdullahi, the Coordinator of the ministry in the state, made this known at a two-day training programme in Koko/Besse Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

He said, “The purpose of training is aimed at building the capacity of 80 cassava farmers and extension agents on processing, packaging, value addition and utilization in the state.”

Abdullahi said the training was also meant to teach the young men and women profitable ways of processing, packaging, value addition and utilization of cassava in the North West region of the country.

He explained also that the training was also targeted at making the trainees to become knowledgeable on products that could be made from cassava and it’s byproducts which are used for the production of several other products.

Earlier, the Programme Manager in the ministry, Alhaji Lawal Kurso-Ahmed, charged the trainees to ensure utilization of the training by putting what they had learned into practice for their own benefit and that of the society.

A cross- section of the participants, when interviewed, expressed delight over the training saying, it would increase their capacity on cassava farming.

They said it would also better their living standards and mitigate food insecurity in their respective domains and the country as a whole.

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