Kwara State Set Distribute Agric inputs to Support Farmers
The Kwara State Government has approved the purchase and distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers in the state to support them for the 2021 farming season.
These farm inputs to include fertilizers, seedlings, and herbicides will be subsidized at a rate of fifty percent for the farmers.
The technical Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Abdulquawiy Olododo, in a statement, said the State will be supporting not less than 6000 farmers with agricultural inputs across the State.
The Governor further constituted the committees that would handle the input distribution to farmers across the State and the committee is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture while Technical Assistant on Agriculture to the Governor will serves as the Alternate Chairman.
The committee members include: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (Chairman), Technical Assistant on Agriculture to His Excellency (Alternate Chairman), Ag. MD Agricultural Development Project (ADP), Director Agricultural Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Director Engineering Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Director Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Fadama Coordinator and Head of ICT/Technical, Agro Mall (Secretary)
The committee will be engaging various Stakeholders across the Agricultural Sector of the State, various associations and cooperatives, on the distribution modalities of the farm inputs.
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