An Introduction to KIADO

Kasha International Agriculture Development Organization – KIADO is a Non-Profit/Donor Organization registered and based in the state of Georgia, United States of America. We are committed to ensuring rural poverty alleviation, rural grass root agricultural development and improved rural infrastructural development through our various peasant farmers/youths empowerment schemes.

Providing Training and Instruction

OVERSEAS CAPACITY TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development Officials in 2003.
  • Federal Capital Territory Officials in 2003
  • Zamfara State Government Officials in 2004
  • 23 Local Government Chairman of Kogi State in 2004
  • 23 Local Government Chairman of Benue
  • Five (5) Officials and a then Member of Benue State House of Assembly in 2005
  • Rivers State Government in 2009
  • Ten (10) Sokoto State Local Government Chairman in 2010

Empowering the States of Nigeria

Our Organization has collaborated with the NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD) for the overseas training program of 24 youths in Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 2009.  We have also organized  training programs for 10 Sokoto State Local Government Chairmen to the Irish Department of Agriculture, Dublin, and  the states of Kano and Taraba to Ashbrock in Manchester, for the cross breeding of cattle embryos technique using the indigenous cattle (livestock) for distribution to farmers .

Our organization had also worked in collaboration with the State Governments of:

  • Benue
  • Kebbi
  • Kogi
  • Niger and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria

towards the attainment of the objectives of Millennium Development Goals and the realization of the aims of Vision 20-2020. In 2003, the organization embarked on the introduction of the high yield international white variety of sesame seeds into Nigeria to replace the brownish that was (omission of ‘then’) widely planted in the country.

Building Partnerships

As developing partners in the remote villages, our organization since 2003 has been actively and financially involved through:

  • The Construction of a Rural Health Clinic in Fingilla Kebbi State to be completed.
  • Collaborated with the Niger, Benue, Kogi, Kebbi and Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria on improved treated high yield seeds
  • Renovations of solar powered boreholes to Panda, Piko, Shere and completion of a secondary school in Shere in the villages of Nigeria.
  • The construction of hand pumps boreholes to Munape and Shape, while (omission of ‘other’) similar projects are ongoing in other rural communities
  • Distribution of improved treated sesame seeds and soya beans in collaboration with the Government of Benue states in our peasant farmers and youth empowerment program.
  • Constructions of borehole drinking water in Lantan and Ede and the distribution of improved treated seeds to the rural poor in the villages.

Improvement in Techniques

In 2003, the Organization embarked on the introduction of improved high yield seeds to peasant farmers.

We have collaborated with the Governments of Niger on improved treated seeds for distribution to the peasant farmers in rural villages. We have also collaborated with the governments of Benue, Kogi, and Kebbi states in Nigeria for seeds distribution for peasant farmers’ empowerment.

This is in line with our objective to improve rural agriculture as our seeds have a longer life span when compared to the locally sourced seeds. The comparative advantages of our seeds are that no fertilizers are required as most of the beneficiaries are very poor and cannot afford the cost of fertilizers. We are also working on DATE PALM TISSUE CULTURE projects for combating desert encroachment in some West African states.