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Kwara Govt To Flag-off Distribution of Farm Inputs To Rice, Maize Farmers

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•Agric Ministry Commences Verification of Farmers’ Data

All is set for the official flag-off and distribution of farm inputs to rice and maize farmers across the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas gave this indication during a working visit to some of the farm cluster groups in Edu Local Government Area.

Mrs. Thomas re-emphasized the state government’s determination to consistently work with the real farmers in its efforts to be self-sufficient in food production in order to expand the revenue generation capacity of the State.

The Commissioner, who was in the company of Officers of the Ministry and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Harvest Value Chain, Mr. Charles Adetola disclosed further that the team was in the state on a verification mission of the captured farmers for the 2024 wet season farming.

“The present government is intentional about working with real farmers only, we are back again to verify the farmers that have been captured in the list, we have our partner from Harvest Value Chain Limited, they are private sector and are on the field to verify farmers’ details with a view to providing meaningful intervention to our farmers”, She explained.

In his remarks, the CEO, Harvest Value Chain Limited, Mr. Charles Adetola appreciated the state government for the opportunity given to his company, adding that the process would give equal opportunity to the targeted beneficiaries.

Explaining the process further, Adetola said they started the process by ensuring collection of data base of all farmers which includes, Names, BVN, and Phone Numbers, pointing out that what is being done now is a follow up on the verification process by tagging each farmer to their farm land.

Also speaking on behalf of the farmers in Yelwa village, Tsaragi Ward II, Mrs. Aminat Mahmud expressed appreciation to the state government for the opportunity extended to the real farmers.

 

 

 

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