ACReSAL trains 120 seed producers in Jigawa 

 To enable local farmers in the rural areas of Jigawa state to develop varieties of seeds for crops that are more resilient to extreme weather caused by climate change, ACReSAL has trained 120 seed producers.

The World Bank-supported Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) was carved out of the state Ministry of Environment to always find solution to the problems caused to farmers by the climate change related challenges.

The project coordinator, Yahaya Muhammad, said Tuesday that the gesture will improve the use of locally adapted seeds to become valuable.

He said the gesture was aimed at empowering local farmers to produce their own seeds with knowledge and skills that play a pivotal role in the production of quality food.

He said it is to ensure food security in the state, promote biodiversity as well as promote local content for communities to have the right to control their own seed systems.

“The community seed producers can select and propagate varieties that are more resilient to extreme weather events, helping communities better cope with climate-related challenges.

” 20 women and men farmers were trained on the production of maize and wheat seeds in Ringim LGA, 15 women and 25 men farmers were trained on rice and millet seeds in Hadejia LGA, 19 women and men farmers were also trained on cowpea and sorghum seeds production  in Gumel LGA,” he said. 

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