Experts in horticulture have identified fish farming as a key to making women economically self-sufficient and reducing the level of poverty in the country.
Head of the department of animal health and production technology of the Federal College of Horticulture, Dadinkowa, Gombe State, Dr Madu Hassan Kanti, stated this yesterday at a training workshop for women in Kaduna.
He said this informed the decision of The Federal College of Horticulture to train 100 number of women in fish farming to reduce the level of poverty in Nigeria.
The training drew participants from states in the northwest.
Kanti said: “We are partnering with some politicians who are always passionate about the downtrodden and our passion, zeal and commitment as federal institution towards the people at the grassroots to organize the training program particularly for women.
“At the end of the training programme, the beneficiaries will be given starter pack to begin the business. This starter pack contains 100 fingerlings each and other drugs and materials in growing the fingerlings as a start-up capital to enable them start up on their own.”
Source: Daily Trust