Kano State Government says it has adopted proactive measures to accelerate development of grazing areas in the state.
Ameen Yasar, Communication Specialist, Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP), made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Kano.
Yasar said the Project Coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammad, stated this during a visit to the Village Head of Dangora, Ardo of Dansoshiya Forest, in Kiru Local Government area of the state.
Muhammad was quoted as saying that the state government also established platform to manage grazing reserves and stock routes in different locations in the state.
“Our biggest investment in this direction is in developing the Dansoshiya Grazing Reserve, the largest in Kano State, which is about 4, 312 hectares.
“The initiative is part of several strategic programmes designed to curb itinerant lifestyle by herdsmen and its accompanying repercussions,” he said, adding that it would keep the herders and animals around their homesteads as well as help them to grow and store feed for the animals.
The coordinator said the visit was to inform the community leaders in the area on planned deployment of enumeration personnel for conduct of head count of pastoral households, cattle and sundry needs in the Dansoshiya Forest axis.
Muhammad said the personnel would also conduct assessment needs to facilitate project planning to suit their community needs.
He said the KSADP would provide infrastructure and other amenities to make life comfortable for the herdsmen living in the forest and its surrounding.
The coordinator noted that inputs from the beneficiaries would ensure effective implementation and make the project a resounding success.
He urged stakeholders to help in awareness creation on the project and encourage community support to facilitate successful implementation.