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BSADP promotes grapevines cultivation in Bauchi state

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The Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP), said on Sunday that it had perfected plans to promote the cultivation of Grapevines as part of efforts at encouraging production of cash crops in the state.


The Director of Agriculture and Technical Services of the programme, Mr Luka Daniel, said this in Bauchi in an interview with Nigeria News Agency .

Daniel said that the effort would encourage farmers to engage in the venture to meet local demand and also conserve huge foreign exchange being spent on the importation of the commodity.

Daniel dispelled the belief by most Nigerians that grapevines could not be grown in the country.

“Any person who says that grapevines cannot be grown in the country may be ignorant and does not  know about  grapevine production.

“We have assisted many people who are interested in the cultivation of the crop, both within and outside the state.

“In the horticultural section of the Programme, we have various species of the seedlings;the fact of the matter is that grapevines are presently being produced in Nigeria.

“We started it in the BASDP in 2012 and had trained students, farmers, extension officers and people who are interested in the production of assorted tree crops and those who need to have seedlings.

“We currently have nurseries in Bauchi, Azare, Dutsin Kura, Toro and other locations, and had assisted individuals in setting up farms,” Daniel explained.

Edited by Saidu Adamu

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