The Kwara Government says it will begin to harvest the rice cultivated by its small holder farmers under CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme by November.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Adegoke Bamidele disclosed this in Ilorin today while receiving a Community Scorecard on smallholder farmers’ accessibility to Agriculture financing in Nigeria. The scorecard was presented by the Centre for Community Empowerment and Poverty Eradication, a partner of ActionAid Nigeria.
Also speaking, Malam Ahmed Mohammed, the Director, Agricultural Engineering, and Services in the ministry informed that Kwara government started the programme with the cultivation of fifty hectares of rice at Tsada Tshonga in Edu Local Government Area of the state.
He also added that another three thousand hectares will be cultivated across the state in the dry season.