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.