World Bank supports to enhance rice, maize, tomato production

The Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), a World Bank-assisted project, would continue to support farmers to enhance rice, maize and tomato production in Kano State.
APPEALS is being implementing in Cross Rivers, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi and Lagos states.
The National Programme Coordinator, Mr Mohammed Sani-Jobdi, made the disclosure on Saturday during a review and planning meeting in Kano.
He said that the project was aimed at enhancing the agricultural production of small and medium scale farmers in the participating states.
Sani-Jobdi expressed delight over the progress made by the project in Kano state.
In his remarks, the State Programme Coordinator, Malam Hassan Ibrahim, said that many technologies were provided to the farmers to enhance productivity and reduce post-harvest losses.
Ibrahim explained that the use of combined harvesters by farmers had reduced production losses by at least 30 per cent.
“Yesterday, a farmer told me that on a field where he used to get 80 bags, he now gets 105 bags of rice because of using the combined harvester brought by this project,” he said….


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