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Saturday, 15 July 2017
All Farmers Association of Nigeria declared Kano farmers out of danger of army worm attack on farms
Kano wing of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has declared that farmers in the state are out of danger of army worm attack on farms.
State AFAN chairman Farouk Rabi’u Mudi disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the recent attack of army worm in the state.
He said the association was able to surmount the pestilence through collaboration with the state ministry of agriculture and other agricultural development bodies through constant sensitizations of farmers on method of addressing the worm attack on their plantations.
“When the worms came, they attacked a lot of plantations in Kano especially maize. However, with the last years’ experience on tomato we were able to educate the farmers on method through which such attacks will be controlled. I am happy to tell you tjhat presently Kano farmers are out of danger of the army worms attack. I must state here that, without support from the state government and many other development partners in agriculture, the situation would have been different,” said the state AFAN chairman.
Similarly, Malam Abdu Usman a farmer in the state said, it is early for farmers to celebrate as traces of the army worms are still visible in many farms. Malan Usman had attributed this to the economic constrains the farmers faces presently.