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April 18th, 2017 / The Vanguard, Nigeria

B4FA Fellow Abdallah el-Kurebe writes: Sokoto state government has planned to adopt the World Bank standard ratio of extension worker to farmers in order to boost support for farmers in the state.

Programme Manager of Sokoto Agricultural Development Project (SADP), Abubakar Sadiq Malami told Saturday Vanguard on Friday that ‎the move was to ensure farmers got sensitised on new farming methods as well as advise on any problem faced by farmers. “The state government has embarked on concurrent recruitment of extension workers to meet up with the required World Bank standard ratio of one worker per 800 farmers,” he said. Read more