45,000 rice farmers to benefit from anchor borrowers loan in Katsina

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Rice farmers

By Auwalu Yusuf

No fewer than 45,000 registered rice farmers across 34 local government areas of Katsina would benefit from Federal Government’s anchor borrowers agricultural programme under the current farming season in Katsina State

Alhaji Shuaibu Wakili, the State Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN) made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Saturday.

He said out of the total number, 15,800 farmers had been formally captured as distribution of the agricultural inputs commenced last Friday and others to follow soon.

He said the farmers were provided with inputs that included fertiliser, water pumping machines, herbicides, sprayers, improved variety of seedlings and other relevant items to boost their productivity.

He added that the number of cultivable land hecter registered against an individual farmer or group would determine the quantity of the inputs to be received.

“We  provide 6 bags of fertiliser…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria