The adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies is crucial for sustaining agriculture given the current unpredictable climatic condition, State Project Coordinator, Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project, (KSADP) Malam Ibrahim Garba Muhammad has said.
According to Muhammad, promoting climate-smart agricultural practices could be a game-changer that will enhance food security and improve the livelihoods of farmers in Kano
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach targeted at helping people who manage agricultural systems respond effectively to climate change.
The CSA approach pursues the triple objectives of sustainably increasing productivity and incomes, adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions where possible, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stated.
KSADP Project Coordinator noted that countries all over the world are experiencing climate change as is evidenced by the reduction in rainfall and agricultural productivity.
Receiving the Regional Director, Sasakawa Africa Association, SAA, Dr. Mel Oluoch, in Kano, Muhammad tasked the team on the promotion of climate-smart agricultural practices in the state.
In his words, “the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies, by KSADP, the Islamic Development Bank and LLF funded project, is very important for sustainable agriculture in Kano
“Therefore, as our partners, Sasakawa Africa Association, (SAA) should pursue innovations, small machinery etc., aimed at reducing the impact of climate change on our agricultural practices” Muhammad added.
The Project Coordinator further advised SSA, to work closely with the research organisations as well as publicise its activities to make its impact worthwhile.
On his part, Regional Director, Sasakawa Africa Association, Dr. Mel Oluoch, emphasized the commitments of his organization who is keen on using its vast experience to bring sustainable solutions to the challenges of climate change bedeviling farmers in Kano.
Oluoch who lauded KSADP as a timely intervention said that Sasakawa Africa Association will also help the project to strengthen its deliberate livestock-crop integration with the view to ensuring resilient livelihoods in the state.