FADAMA earmarks 340 hectares for dry season rice production


By Dennis Agbo

ENUGU—THE World Bank-assisted Fadama III additional financing programme has mapped out 340 hectares of land in Enugu State to commence dry season rice production.

The agency said the essence was to boost rice production through irrigation of  rice farms in the state.

The state Fadama III additional financing coordinating officer, Mr. Ikechukwu Jude Ogboke disclosed this at the 8th World Bank /FGN Joint Supervision Mission in Enugu.

Ogbeke stated that  about 340 hectares of land have been ear-marked for the project at Adani in Uzo-Uwani local government area, noting that when the process commences, it would boost rice production tremendously.

He commended the farmers for their cooperation, noting that rice productions have increased between 5.2-6.5 metric tons per hectare against 3.39 metric tons last year which he attributed to high seedlings and…

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