Kano to spend N200m on Watari irrigation scheme to aid food security


Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, has made a budget of N199, 584, 000 for the maintenance of Watari dam and Irrigation Scheme, in Bagwai local government area of the state, saying it is part of measures to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition in the state.

Earlier,preliminary technical assessment of the Watari Dam situated about 100 km northeast of Kano city is being conducted by a team of engineers and surveyors, while consultancy for the design and supervision of the work, as well as the development of additional land for irrigation, has been assessed

The project will also fund the rehabilitation of other irrigation facilities or the development of new irrigation schemes within the state, even as we will support smallholder farmers to access equipment for land preparation, harvest and post-harvest operations.

This will sustainably increase production, yield and make crops residues and agro-industrial by-products more abundant for animals feeding.

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