FG concludes 2016 dry season farming, plans for wet season


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says it has concluded the 2016 dry season farming under the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) across the country.
Mr Osho Akinbolawa, the Regional Director, in charge of North Central Zone in the ministry made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna.
“We wrapped up the 2016 dry season farming across the states on February 20 to enable us plan for the wet season,’’ he said.
Akinbolawa said that 30 states, including Abuja participated in the dry season farming, adding that the inability of the remaining six states to participate was due to paucity of funds.
He also attributed the inability of the states to attend to misunderstanding between suppliers of agricultural inputs and agro-dealers due to credit owed the suppliers by government since 2014.

The director said that government had commenced arrangements to start the wet season farming between March and April this year.

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