With the growing climate change concerns across the globe, Silvex International, a Nigerian Agribusiness and commodity trading company in partnership with a UK and US based Kingston Organic PLC and RegenFarm UK have launched the implementation of regenerative and climate smart agriculture project in northern Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed by Vice President-Nigeria Operations, Kingston Organic PLC Sunusi Bature which is made available to journalist.
The statement said in a town hall meeting with leaders of farmer groups, the Managing Director of the company Abubakar Usman Karfi said the training is part of the Silvex’s preparedness for the full scale of implementation this new innovation of producing organic foods.
The training conducted in Ajingi Local Government with two hundred and twenty (220) farmers and thirty (30) field coordinators from Kano and Jigawa state focused basic concept of the regenerative agriculture, digital platform for farmers and contract farming.
The farmers were sensitized on the techniques involved in producing organic food items with a priority given to hibiscus, sesame seed and groundnut. The participants are expected to step down the training to other farmers across the two states of Kano and Jigawa.
Silvex International Limited with the support from the British FCDO LINKS Project has already enrolled thirty thousand (30,000) farmers in its digital platform for the regenerative and climate smart agriculture in Kano and Jigawa states and it’s expected to onboard up to one hundred thousand farmers by the end of 2022.
The digital platform gives access to real time and verifiable data on the farmers and their activities at the farm, which include farm size, socio-economic profile, weather condition, date of planting, projected date of harvest and expected yield.