AFAN Chair says cluster farming yields results in Jigawa
The Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Jigawa, Alhaji Mai Unguwa Jaga, has said that cluster farming has yielded positive results in the state.
Jaga disclosed this in Dutse on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He stated that the current grouping of farmers to produce varieties of crops under a cluster scheme is a welcome development.
The chairman said that the state government had provided fertilisers, improved seeds, chemicals and other farm inputs to farmers on loan basis, and at subsidised rates.
Jaga said the farmers, after the harvest, were to pay back to government what they collected in cash.
He said farmers in the state were able to cultivate large hectares of land through the scheme with good yields.
The chairman thanked Gov. Muhammadu Badaru for making farmers to change from subsistence farming to profit-oriented farming.