No fewer than 45,000 registered rice farmers across 34 local government areas of Katsina State would benefit from the federal government’s anchor borrowers agricultural programme in the current farming season.
The state Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN), Alhaji Shuaibu Wakili, 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 hectare registered against an individual farmer or group would determine the quantity of the inputs to be received.
“We provide six bags of fertiliser…