USAID partners Kwara on agric reforms
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to partner with the Kwara State government on the realisation of the state’s agricultural development master plan.
The USAID country director, Dana Monsuri, said that the partnership in 2013 is expected to lead to the training of 500 sorghum farmers in Kwara state on modern cultivation methods, group dynamics and leadership in order to build their capacities, while cassava farmers would also be trained on cassava production and field management, as well as access to credit facilities.
Mansuri, during a joint courtesy call with professors of agriculture from Cornell University, New York on the Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, said the areas of cooperation will include building of institutional capacities of farmers, farmer organisation and agricultural business associations; strengthening of market linkages for small scale processors as well as the development of the capacities of local service providers.
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