Nigeria: Cross River Farmers Receive Agro Inputs through GES

Cross River State has commenced the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers in the region ahead of the plating season.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have commenced the exercise.

Speaking at the commencement of the exercise at Odukpani Redemption Centre in Calabar, Edu Ada Emmanuel, Head Growth Enhancement Support (GES) called on benefiting farmers to make use of the agro inputs to boost oil palm production and be ready to key into the state government’s policies on Agriculture.

She informed the farmers that, with the successful flag-off of the exercise, farmers are entitled to 50 oil palm seedlings, one bag of 50kg fertilizer and 1 litre of herbicide.

The Desk Officer handling oil palm, Ubana Ubi Bassey, enjoined farmers to make good use of the agro inputs.

He added that the government had subsidized all the inputs and farmers were to pay N6 300 only for the three items.

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I am a graduate of Agriculture with options in Soil Science and Meteorology from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike- Nigeria. I am the lead Agribusiness consultant at Agritechnovate Solutions Entreprises. I have underwent several trainings, conferences and studies in Agriculture and entrepreneurship with University of Maryland, U.S.A , IHAV Foundation Conference, Association of Africa Business School (AABS) Agric business Launch to mention but a few. As a young farmer and entreprenuer with a passion for research and writing, I use this blog to share my experiences as well as inform Youths of the opportunities available in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship. Follow me on twitter: @kalusamanya Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kalusam Skype: kalusam WHatsapp: +2347036931636
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