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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FG Empowers Bauchi farmers on Wheat initiative


Over 400 registered farmers in Bauchi State have received support from the Federal Government of the state to boost their agricultural strength, in its Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS), NaijaAgroNet.

Directorin the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, told NaijaAgroNet that the farmers, instead of going to the market to obtain a bag of fertilizer at the rate of N16,600, the government has offered it to them at the rate of N6,150 taking off them the remaining N11,350.

Alhaji Mohammed also said that each of the farmers received bags of fertilizer and enhanced seeds to increase their production.  Stressing this was done in order to bring to life the government hard work to increase the rate of wheat production in the country.

"The Federal Government came out with the wheat value chain initiative to assist farmers with inputs and create market for their produce. This is with a view to boosting productivity and enhancing economic status thereby reducing dependency on importation.” Alhaji Mohammed said.

ChidozieAnibueze /GEE/ED, Ops

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