Enugu farmers welcome Ugwuani’s intervention in agriculture
Farmers in Enugu State under the auspices of the Association of All Farmers of Nigeria (AFAN) thank Governor Ifeani Ugwuani for advancing his administration in the agricultural sector, especially in ensuring food security in the state, despite being hampered by the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. …
Farmers expressed satisfaction with the support and achievements of the Ugwuan government in this sector, such as “supplying raw materials, infrastructure and mechanization for more than 11,000 farmers under additional funding from FADAMA III” and “supplying raw materials. basic, empowering more than 700 farmers and commercial cooperatives across the state through the Commercial Agricultural Development Program (CADP) ”, highlighting that they are unmatched and commendable.
Other measures, according to farmers, include “comprehensive profiling and listing of 1,700 farmers and farmer cooperatives under the Processed Processing, Productivity and Livelihoods Support Project (APPEALS),” for which preliminary preparations will begin shortly. payments “and” provision of an intervention fund to support agricultural development of rice and cassava production in 5 local government districts in Enugu State, namely: Aninri, East Nkanu, Isi-Ouzo, East Enugu and Udenu, under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) “.
Speaking on the occasion of a courtesy visit to the Honorable State Commissioner for Agriculture. Matthew Ida to congratulate the Governor of Ugwuani with a Happy New Year, AFAN President, Head of State of Enugu, Roman Leader. Ezeh also praised the state government for “building critical infrastructure and increasing agricultural productivity in rice, cassava and sorghum in cooperation with the African Development Bank under the Agricultural Transformation Program I (ATAPS1) Support Program” and “supplying agricultural inputs, fertilizers, improved seeds and agricultural chemicals to more than 2,000 rice and cassava farmers as part of the COVID-19 Recovery and Economic Stimulation Action Program (CARES).
The AFAN President said the farmers are “very proud to be tied up by leaps and bounds,” and urged all of its members to prepare for the next growing season as they are confident in even more government support. state.
“As we continue to express our gratitude to His Excellency The Honorable The Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture and State Government for all support to farmers in the state, we urge all our members to prepare for the next growing season as we are confident of even more support from the state government,” said he. said.
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