Gombe State government has organised a seminar on weather forecast, cropping guide and modern farming techniques for farmers and other stakeholders ahead of the wet season to equip them in the face of climate change and global warming.
The seminar was conducted by the State Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
The Commissioner Muhammad Magaji Gettado. participants that the sensitization was necessary for farmers to understand the crux of farming methodology before, during and after each cropping season in view of the fast changing climatic condition.
He said Gombe Government would keep farmers in the State abreast with modern farming techniques so as to guard against avoidable losses during and after each cropping season.
He decried the poor handling and disbursement of the 200 billion naira Federal Government Agricultural intervention fund, saying most of those who benefited from the gesture are not genuine farmers.
The Commissioner equally blamed some farmers who sell out Agricultural intervention, describing such act as inimical to the growth and development of the sector.
Delivering a weather prediction report by Nigeria metrological agency (NIMET) on the breakdown of rainfalls in each of the Local Government Areas, Dr. Joseph Husseini Kaltungo a Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry said farmers in Gombe South and Gombe Central will have no problem planting early, middle or late maturity varieties of crops while those in Gombe North will do well to cultivate extra early maturing varieties of crops.