Kebbi Govt. registers 5,000 farmers for soya beans production

 The Kebbi Government, has registered no fewer than 5,000 farmers for commercial soya beans production.
Alhaji Garba Dandiga, the Commissioner for Agriculture, who  made this disclosure in an interview said the pilot programme was aimed at encouraging farmers to embrace the cultivation of soya beans, stressing that the farmers would be assisted with incentives.
The commissioner said that interested farmers would be provided with seedlings,insecticides,fertilizers and training by agricultural extension workers.
Dadiga also disclosed that 5,000 farmers had been registered for the production of tomatoes in commercial quantity.
He said that the state had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos State Government on beef processing and establishment of rice processing mill.
The commissioner said that the programme on commercial rice production under the Anchor Borrower Programme, had empowered 78, 000 farmers economically.
NAN reports that the Federal and State Governments had distributed N15 billion, as loan to rice and wheat farmers to boost production.

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