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Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources is primarilty responsible for planning, formulation, implementation and coordination of agricultural policies of the State. Policy implementation carried out through its departments and parastatals which are as follows:

I. Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA)
II. Kano State Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO)
III. Kano State Zoological & Wild life Management Agency (KAZOWMA)

Farming is the major occupation of 90% of the State population with majority of them having 11-30 years experience Majority of farmers are within the age bracket of 30-50 years, Only about 30% of farmers have formal western education.

Projects

  • Poultry Training Institute, Tukui Makoda LGA

    The Project aims at empowering women and youth in the state to engage in income generation activities; reduce unemployment, boost production of poultry meat and eggs, improve the nutritional and health status of the populace. The Institute is designed to offer formal and informal trainings in Basic Requirements for Poultry Production and Management Practices. readmore

  • LIVESTOCK TRAINING INSTITUTE, BAGAUDA

    The Project aims at empowering women and youth in the state to engage in income generation activities along the livestock value chain; enhancing food security; enhance the socio-economic status of trainees, improving the protein supply in the state The Institute is designed to offer formal and informal trainings. Three (3) key modules are now offered under the informal trainings:
    i) Rabbit production
    ii) Bull fattening
    iii) Ram fattening readmore...

Job creation and poverty reduction initiatives of the present administration of the executive Governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Creation of Agricultural Skills Acquisition/Training Institutes)

Farm Mechanization Training, Institute (Kadawa, Rano and Gwarzo)

The Project is aimed at creating a business climate that will support rural youth in starting and growing businesses in Animal Traction by building their skills as well as general farm Mechanization The Institute is designed to offer formal and informal trainings in farm mechanization and animal traction techniques. The Farm Mechanization programme has the following objectives:-
i) Facilitate sustainable increase in the production of food and cash crops
ii) Expansion of cultivable land
iii) Reduce tillage drudgery
iv) Promote timeliness of farm operations.
v) Increase in farmers’ income and socio-economic wellbeing.
vi) Youth empowerment and poverty alleviation

Training and Post Training on Animal Traction and Tractor Operations
i) 1st Batch Training of 500 Students
ii) 2nd Batch Training of 400 Students
iii) 3rd Batch Training of 400 Students
iv) 4th Batch Training of 400 Students
v) Development of Infrastructure:
A total of 1,700 youth were trained so far from all the 44 LGAs of the State.

Mission & Vision

  • Mission Statement

    "Supporting agricultural producers, processors and marketers by promoting modern/improved agricultural technologies to increase productivity and incomes thereby reduce poverty and enhance food security and natural resource conservation"

  • Vision Statement

    "Comprehensive agricultural development that seeks to exploit the State’s abundant land, water, human and other resources for an all-year round agricultural production integrated with agro-processing and value addition that will contribute significantly to the economic growth of the State."