By Khalid Musa, Kano
Dantata Foods and Allied Products and Centre for Dry Land Agriculture (CDA) Bayero University Kano (BUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will come up with collaborative efforts through researches to ensure effective utilization of land and water for effective agricultural productivity development in dryland states in Nigeria.
Disclosing this during the MoU signing ceremony held at the University Senate’s Chamber, the Chairman of Dantata Foods and Allied Products, Alhaji Tajuddeen Dantata revealed that, it is apparent that with increase in population,n the need for residence increases thereby making farm lands to be scarce adding that with the covid-19 protocols being observed smallholder farmers productivity will surely be affected.
He added that, the situation at hand calls for more researches that will enable for water and land utilizations that will allow smallholder farmers benefit adequately from the little farmlands they cultivate adding that the collaboration between Dantata and the CDA of the university will surely yield a way out for achievable increase in yield by small farmers.
In his address the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello stated that, the collaboration has come in the right time when the agitation for collaboration between the academia, industries and government is at its peak.