In its efforts to mitigate the devastation flooding inflicts on socio-economic well-being of farmers, the Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP), has sensitised farmers in the state on appropriate flood control to avert losses,WikkiTimes report.

In 2022, flooding killed 29 people and affected 2,934 others in 250 different locations across the 20 local government areas of the state.  Similarly, 8,457 houses were destroyed, 4,500 farmlands submerged, 32 people were injured and 26 roads cut off. 

Speaking during the one-day sensitisation training in Gwaram village of Alkaleri local government area of the state, the Program Manager of BSADP, Abubakar Ja’afaru Ilelah said the aim is to encourage more farmers to cultivate in other guarantee food security in the state.

The program manager represented by the Director of Extension of BSADP, Malam Ya’u Muhammad, said, the sensitisation workshop was designed to educate farmers in all the three senatorial zones of the state, with a view to offer awareness on critical areas, to have a bumper harvest in the state.

In their separate paper presentations, an agricultural expert, Sani Muhammed and Dr Yunusa Muhammad Shu’aibu from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University called on farmers to always contact extension workers and relate their problems with them for possible solutions.

The representatives of Alkaleri local government chairman, Malam Tukur Alif and of the district head of Pali community, Haruna Sanda thanked BSADP for coming up with the program which according to them will go a long way in boosting food production in the state.


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