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May 27, 2024

Jigawa Gov Undertakes Wheat Farming Study Tour in Ethiopia

The governor of Jigawa state, Mallam Umar Namadi, is currently undertaking a study tour in Ethiopia to conduct an on-field assessment of Ethiopia’s successful National Wheat Production Initiative.

This was disclosed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hamisu Mohammed Gumel.

Additionally, the team will participate in a thorough experience-sharing program with the country’s leading agricultural officials and experts, with an aim to bring new ideas for Nigeria’s agricultural sector. 

According to Gumel, “Wheat, being the second-largest grain globally in terms of production volume and acreage, holds critical importance in addressing food security challenges worldwide.

“Against this backdrop, Ethiopia has emerged as a key player in wheat production in Africa, demonstrating remarkable achievements in agricultural sustainability and productivity.

“The visit aims to achieve key objectives, including on-the-field assessment of Ethiopia’s successful National Wheat Production Initiative and its benefits, facilitating knowledge exchange on wheat production systems and best practices.”

Gumel explained that the officials will work together to identify and develop solutions for the obstacles hindering sustainable wheat production in both countries.

He noted that the governor’s visit also aims to strengthen collaboration between Ethiopia and Nigeria in promoting and adopting sustainable agricultural practices.

Governor Namadi was accompanied by key aides on agricultural matters, officials and professionals from the state Ministry of Agriculture, and other relevant agencies.

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