Kano State Government and the Agricultural Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS Project) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the School of Agriculture (Ecole National D' Agriculture), Morocco for facilitating technical support to technology demonstration on improved agricultural practices.
During the elaborate ceremony held on Monday at the School of Agriculture Meknes, Morocco, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Yusuf Jibril Rurum signed on behalf of the Kano State Government while Professor Sa'id Amiri did the same on behalf of the Moroccan School of Agriculture, with both of them affirming their commitment towards the success of the agreement in the presence of the National APPEALS Project Coordinator Jobdi Muhammad.
Other areas signed in the agreement include capacity building and training to project beneficiaries, staff and other project stakeholders, as well as research and exchange programs between the partners.
Others who witnessed the historic occasion include the Managing Director of Kano Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA) Dr Junaid Yakubu, Special Adviser to Kano Governor on Agriculture, Hafiz Muhammad, State Project Coordinator APPEALS Dr Hassan Ibrahim, Directors from the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Representatives of the APPEALS National Coordinating Office, Consultants and other stakeholders.
Kano has been expressing willingness to support agricultural growth amidst the flood impact that washed away many farmlands in the rural areas.
With Monday's MoU, it is hoped that the area would be modernized to meet present situations.
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