The Kano State Agro-pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has established various initiatives aimed at improving the welfare of herders and livestock breeders throughout the state by bolstering animal health, preventing disease outbreaks, and other factors.
The agency which recently commenced an ambitious livestock vaccination campaign noted that their goal is to vaccinate one million cattle as well as 800,000 goats and sheep.
The state Project Coordinator for KSADP, Mallam Ibrahim Garba Muhammad who disclosed this during the launch of the campaign which was held at the palace of the district Head of Kura, Kura local government area of Kano State emphasized on the campaign’s pivotal role and the close inextricable bond between livestock health and the local economy.
According to him, the vaccination campaign is set to improve livestock health “as this directly affects the livelihood of locals, which in turn impacts the economy.”
Speaking further, he noted that, “KSADP has embarked on a range of initiatives to improve the lives of herders and livestock breeders. These include the development and modernization of the Kadawa Artificial Insemination Center, the establishment of milk collection centers, the renovation of cattle markets, and the introduction of a crop residue utilization program.”