The Kano State Government received financing from the Islamic Development Bank through the Federal Government to implement the Kano State Agro-pastoral Development Project, the objective of is to contribute to poverty reduction and to strengthen food and nutrition security of vulnerable population in Kano state through sustainable development of livestock and crop selected value chains. The aims are to develop Agro-Pastoral production systems in the State. The project directly addresses a fundamental root cause of low animal productivity and conflicts because of the transhumance in Nigeria and particularly in Kano State. The project will invest in the development of sustainable production systems that are resilient with respect to both climate and market shocks by investing in markets institutions and infrastructures and natural resources management and conservation. Part of the fund will be use to financed the underlisted activities.
Livestock Matching Grant Schemes: This is one major fattening activities established under the project and it is aimed at producing an additional 100kg of beef per cow and an additional 15kg of meat from small ruminants through the incremental production of fodder.
Small-scale cattle fattening scheme (@50% grant) : Where 3 cattle will be given to a successful beneficiary and get technical and support for feedS, drugs, and mineral licks. The fattening period will be 120 days making 3 cycles possible in a year.
Medium scale cattle fattening scheme (@50% grant) : 5 fattening animals (bulls) will be given to beneficiary and will also get technical and support for feeds, drugs, and mineral licks. The fattening period is also 120-days making 3 cycles in a year.
Supporting Small Ruminant Fattening Schemes (@50% grant) : As for the small ruminants fattening scheme, the project will support ram fatteners respectively with rams and technical and support for feeds, drugs, and mineral licks; with same 120-day fattening period yielding extra 15kg/animal. As for the small ruminants fattening scheme, the project will support each of the successful beneficiary with 10 rams and technical and support for feeds, medicine, and mineral licks. same 120-day fattening period yielding extra 15kg/animal.
Supporting Small Ruminant Reproduction Schemes (@100% grant) : The project will promote reproduction of small ruminants by women and youth in the poorest households in the State by giving out 5 does and a buck to identified household. They will care for the animals and sell the young animals to improve their income and standard of living.