FG distributes farm inputs to 39 maize farmers in Edo


The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in collaboration with Edo Agricultural Development Project (ADP), on Thursday, distributed maize seeds and agrochemicals to 39 maize farmers in Edo State.

Samuel Owoicho, the Edo Coordinator of the ministry, said maize seeds were distributed for late season planting, which began in August, NAN reports.

Owoicho noted that the programme was being executed as an emergency empowerment of maize farmers and extension agents with inputs in South-South, South-West and South-East for late season planting.

“We are going to carry out similar distribution across other agricultural value chains, but right now, these are for 39 maize farmers that we have captured,” he said.

He urged the farmers to make good use of the inputs to create wealth for themselves.

The Project Manager, Edo ADP, Edward Izevbigie, noted that the farmers were selected from the three senatorial districts of the state.

“We have a database of farmers across the state that we selected from. The farmers have already been trained on maize best practises,” he said.

Izevbigie, however, warned the farmers against selling the inputs, adding that the ministry had set up teams to monitor the farmers’ activities in the state.

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