Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NALDA Distributes Pumping Machines For Farmers In Katsina

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has distributed 500 pumping machines to farmers in Katsina to boost irrigation, improve dry season farming and promote food security in the state and the nation as a whole.

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has distributed 500 pumping machines to farmers in Katsina to boost irrigation, improve dry season farming and promote food security in the state and the nation as a whole.

The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, flagged off the distribution of these pumping machines at the Authority’s Integrated Farm Estate in Suduje, Daura Local Government Area of the State.

NALDA is tasked with the responsibility of developing the land in rural areas through the establishment of Integrated Farm Estates, provision of subsidies, organization of seminars and workshops to teach new and innovative farming techniques.

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In order to make agricultural attractive through incorporation of new and innovative methods of farming, the agency is in partnership with various paramilitary outfits in the country, as well as various professionals and different farmers associations across Nigeria.

While addressing the beneficiaries of the scheme financed by the federal government, the NALDA boss warned them not to sell the machines but rather use them to irrigate their various farms to ensure bumper harvest and maximize profit from their agricultural activities.

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Ikonne also used the opportunity to visit Maiadua Local Government Area of the State in order to inspect some of the ongoing projects of the agency in the area. Those projects include cattle market, a vegetable market and grain storage warehouses.

The cattle market is made up of open shops equipped with a borehole and an office building, while the vegetable market has partitioned shops that would be allocated to traders, to protect them from harsh weather conditions as their existing shops do not have roof covers.

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