FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PARTNERS WITH KOGI STATE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FOR DRY SEASON FARMING.
The African Development Bank(ADB) is financing a project in the country to boost emergency food production.
The Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon. Timothy Ojomah while receiving staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS) in his office said that extension services will give up-to-date and real time information regarding Agricultural Successes in the country and Kogi State in particular.
Speaking further, he craved the indulgence of the FMAFS to organize trainings for extension workers/agents and farmers across the 21 LGAs and that inputs should be provided early enough before the planting season comes.
He appreciated their presence in the state and called for collaborations with banks and relevant bodies for mechanized farming.
In his response, the Chief Agricultural Officer Dr. David Maveyekuku who led the team, commended the effort of the ministry for the reception accorded the team stressing that the effort of the state government in promotion of agriculture and food security in the state is appreciated.
He said that the essence of the visit was a continuation of field assessment of irrigable land available in the state to commence 2023 dry season farming nationwide.
The assessment visit by the team to valleys of River Niger Cluster Communities such as Kabawa, Osara Dam, Geregu Valley and Ohana Plains where the team met with leaders of the farming clusters to access the irrigable potentials for cultivation of rice and other grains.
Ministry of Agriculture.