‘I am no longer a poor farmer’ were the words of Alhaji Ashafa while describing the recent changes that have occurred in his life between November 2009 to March 2010 which can be summarized as follows: He is a recipient of Notore’s extension services support. He has moved from subsistence to commercial farming with Notore’s support.
He now has access to quality fertiliser supply from Notore and he is now free from adulterated and substandard fertilisers that hitherto did not improve his crop yield. He has now learnt efficient fertiliser application method from Notore extension services. He now records near zero crop failure compared to frequent failures before Notore support. He now has 300% increase in crop yield and he now enjoys improved income level and general standard of living.
Story of Isa Buba is similar to Ashafa. Some of the impact of Notore intervention can be summarized as follows:
He now records over 130% increase in income level, He has also recorded 200% increase in farm yield. As a result both his social status and standard of living have improved tremendously.
His story goes:
Isa Buba, a primary school teacher with two wives and eight children earning an income of N120,000 per annum was more than delighted when nominated Sarkin Noma of Daniya to replace him in Notore’s Village Promoter program because he himself was unable to meet the Village Promoter selection criteria.