By Emeka Mamah
KAZAURE (JIGAWA) â€”Jigawa State Agricultural Research Institute has commenced soil survey and analysis across the 27 Local government areas of the state, aimed at complimenting the state government efforts towards making fertilizer available to peasant farmers.
The Director-General of the Institute, Alhaji Mahmud Daâ€™u Aliyu who disclosed this in his office said that the institute is determined to impart the modern scientific approach for profitable and productive farming on the stateâ€™s farmers, and called on farmers and stakeholders in the state agricultural sector to accept any meaningful scientific innovations on how to give agriculture a boost.
On the soil survey, Mahmud Aliyu explained that the result findings which will be obtained through the use of locally available materials will tell the fertility status of the soil in all the 27 councils in the state, so as to determine the type of fertilizer needed for crops in each local government.
According to him, â€œthe idea was informed by the need to bring to an end fertilizer shortages hence the