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A non-governmental organisation, Sakawa Africa Association (SAA), has stressed the importance of technology value chains in farming.

SAA said it has been working in collaboration with Agricultural Development Project (ADP) in the state, in the past 20 years. It stated that it is concerned with issues affecting agricultural produces in Gombe.

The NGO’s Senior Director CPE, Idris Garko, who led his team on a 3-day on-the-spot assessment visit to Gombe State, noted, “we are in Gombe to fraternise with our farmers because agriculture is dynamic and we shall continue to treat it as such in order to assist our farmers.”

Describing Gombe as one of their intervention states, he said their visit is “to address issues of agricultural activities.”

Speaking at Gombe ADP’s office in Gombe, Garko said his organisation has impacted technology value chains on farmers in the state through ADP.

He said farmers are being encouraged on traditional ways of saving money, through Village Saving and Loan Scheme.

He thanked the state farmers and the state government for redeeming its commitment through the provision of funds.

Gombe State ADP’s director of planning, Sunday Lah disclosed that Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s administration will resuscitate the moribund Farm Service Centres to ensure agriculture activities in the state is sustained.

He equally said if it comes on stream, it will in no small way to help in putting an end to youth restiveness in the state.

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