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Agro-Project Launches Integrated Pest Management Strategy to Address Tuta Absoluta Attack

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Ibrahim Musa, Kano

In a continuous effort to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability in Kano State, HortiNigeria, a Dutch-funded horticultural program implemented in Kano, Kaduna, Ogun, and Oyo states, has introduced the Tuta Absoluta Integrated Pest Management (IPM) campaign.

In the campaign, Agro-input dealers will receive training and play a critical role in the prevention, management, and control of Tuta  Absoluta pest attack on tomatoes.

Speaking to participants during the training, HortiNigeria Agribusiness Coordinator, Mr Danjuma Makama highlighted, that the trained dealers will be able to provide farmers with advisory services on the solutions needed to tackle the pest while providing the necessary inputs to deal with it as it surfaced.

He explained that the conduction of the comprehensive training program for agro-dealers from the various intervention areas the program operates on is aimed at empowering agro-dealers by creating a ripple effect that will benefit the entire Agribusiness clusters being established in collaboration with other actors across the various nodes of the value chain in Kano State.

He further stated that by providing these key players with the tools and knowledge they need as part of the foundation for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive horticulture subsector adding that the training is part of HortiNigeria’s broader efforts to strengthen the horticulture subsector value chain aimed at equipping local agro-dealers with advanced knowledge and skills, fostering a strong Agribusiness clusters.

Speaking on behalf of the participants Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim Jibril from Dawakin Kudin revealed that the training will no doubt strengthen the relationship between agro-dealers and farmers for effective agricultural practices in the state. He explained that the training is apt and timely and therefore urged all participants to put into practice what they have learned.

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