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Food Security: GAIN trains agric extension farmers on nutrition crops in Kaduna

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To promote Nutrients Crops and Diet Crops in Kaduna state and Nigeria as a whole. Global Alliance for Improve Nutrition (GAIN), a Non-governmental organization, has trained trainers on improving nutrition and value nutrient enriched Staples in Kaduna state.

The one-day training of trainers convened three participants from each of the 23 local government areas of the state.

Speaking during the training session the senior project manager of supply chains for commercialisation, Mr Godwin Ehiabhi, said “We were in Kaduna in the last five years, that’s 2019 to implement the different project that promotes the consumption of safe and nutritious food in Nigeria.

“We want the community members to see the importance of consuming what they have, because biofortification can help you at little with no cause it doesn’t really add much cause to it so instead of you consuming your normal meal this time you’ll be consuming vitamin A and rich maize fortification.

“The aim of this training is to support the government with technical assistance in training the agricultural extension workers on how to process and save the nutrition food using vitamin A maize and Vitamin A cassava Orange potatoes”.

The project manager, however, explained that the overall goal of the particular training is to ensure that the extension agents have acquired the knowledge on processing and value addition of product formalisation and reformation.

He further noted that, “The community would benefit from the programme, because, the extension agents from various 23 local government areas, and expected them to castigate what they have learned down to the communities.

One of the participants, Aisha Gidado, an extension worker from Kauru local government area, said “We learned more about nutritional food and with different kinds of things would promote youth and old peoples and the farming system in Nigeria must, especially in Kaduna state.

“I’m highly delighted and very satisfied with the training, I urged my fellow participants to adapt to what they have learned from the project.

Another participant, Hauwa’u Gambo from KADA, thanked God that gave them the opportunity to attend the training, “that’s benefited us a lot especially females in knowing the overall techniques on developing our farming activities.

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