By Ameen Yassar
Kano state Agro-Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, will renovate and upgrade Falgore Cattle market in Doguwa local government area and four other such markets across the state.
Work to be conducted in the markets include the provision of loading and off-loading ramps, watering facilities, drainages, office space for market information, security and veterinary services, lighting for trade and security at night as well as toilet facilities.
The State Project Coordinator, KSADP, Malam Ibrahim Garba Muhammad made this known while receiving representatives of Dairy and Farming Cooperatives from Falgore Community, who visited him at the project office on Wednesday.
He further revealed that the project has concluded plans to site at least five milk collection centers around the Falgore area, “so that members of your cooperatives can collect the milk in one location, from where it can be transported to markets or processors can come and buy, thus saving your women the trouble of travelling to the city to sell it”.
Malam Ibrahim urged the people from the community to support KSADP towards realization of its objectives, stressing that many of the project’s interventions would positively change the living standard of pastoralists.
The Project Coordinator listed specific areas of intervention including Grazing reserve development, fodder production, improved milk collection, stock route demarcation, Training and coaching for livestock activities, supporting small ruminants value chain, Livestock production and fattening scheme and improved animal health services.
He assured that KSADP and the state government are working together to see how they can initiate a program to enhance socio-economic inclusiveness for Fulani youth.
Earlier, the representatives of the Dairy and Farming communities, Malam Haruna Mu’azu and Ardo Umar Lawan Motar Kara requested KSADP to provide schools for their children, engage their people in the project’s livestock fattening scheme as well as construct milk collection centers in their communities.
Yaseer is KSADP Project Communication Specialist