August 5, 2021

Kanke LGA to Hold Agricultural Fair


Kanke local government area of Plateau state is set to showcase it’s rich agricultural produce to the world through a planned Agricultural fair soon.

Chairman of the Council, Nde Emmanuel Lar said arrangements have been concluded as he has mandated the Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Agric Department of the Council to put modalities on ground for that purpose.

The Chairman hinted this while playing host to beneficiaries of the Dry season Farming and Marketing  programme, tagged “Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) phase 2” which was earlier initiated by his administration at the Council Secretariat in Kwal.

The Council Boss said that the next phase of the program will be value addition, with women as the target to consolidated on the combination of all the CASP programme.

According to the beneficiaries, they are at the secretariat to give back the success story of bumper harvest they recorded as a result of the CASP initiative and to thank the Chairman for his vision that has become a reality through them.

Leader of the delegation, Nde Shippi Dogara said of all the improved seeds and equipment given to them, it yielded enough result and that the soil accommodated the seeds hugely.

He appealed to the Council Boss to recruit more of Dry season farmers to help drive out poverty in the Land.

Nde Shippi noted that the major challenge of the moment is that their goods produced are being tempered with right away in the farms and sought for stiffer security networking against the perpetrators.

It will be recalled that the phase 2 of CASP distributed Dry season equipment to over hundred beneficiaries across the Local Government Area which includes Improved Seeds of Onions, Fertilizer, Water Melon Seeds, Generator Pumping Machines among others.