Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NSPFS, Edo Commences Distribution of Inputs for 2023 Farming Season

The Federal Government, in conjunction with the Edo State Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, has flagged off the distribution of inputs to farmers in the state for the 2023 farming season to assist vulnerable farmers in producing more and creating wealth for themselves.

The Federal Government, in conjunction with the Edo State Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, has flagged off the distribution of inputs to farmers in the state for the 2023 farming season to assist vulnerable farmers in producing more and creating wealth for themselves.

At the event, the representative of the National Special Program for Food Security (NSPFS), Ibrahim Iro, disclosed that the inputs would be distributed to vulnerable farmers who were selected based on comparative advantage and vulnerability to flooding in 12 states.

Iro made it known that the fertilizers and seeds for distribution were provided under the federal government’s livelihoods support program, explaining that two states were selected from each of the geopolitical zones.

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According to him, selected states include Borno and Yobe from the North East, Kwara and Benue from the North Central, Kaduna and Katsina from the North West, Lagos and Ondo from the South West, Edo and Cross River from the South-South, and Enugu and Abia states from the South East.

Also speaking was the Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Sunday Erhunmwonsele, who noted that the distribution-situated government plans to ensure food security and create awareness of the various government interventions in the state.

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He pointed out that the distribution of inputs was to encourage farmers to improve their agricultural practices and increase food production, while calling on the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the inputs.

“Today, the government is providing this support and would also provide off-takers to buy off the produce after harvest.” Those who will benefit today have been carefully selected. They have been in the farming business for decades, Erhunmwonsele added.

 

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