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5m Taraba farmers get improved cassava stems

Co-founder Olisaeloka Peter Okocha Jr and Chief Agronomist Gbolahan Folarin are seen looking at an aubergine plant at the PS Nutrac Farm on June 5, 2018, in Wasinmi, near Abeokuta. PS Nutrac Int. Ltd is an agriculture venture in Nigeria that aims to lead the agriculture industry into the future through utilising new aeroponics technologies and growing methods to address efficiency in food production, security, research and development. / AFP PHOTO

By Femi Bolaji

Taraba State government has distributed over five million improved cassava stems to farmers across the 16 local government areas of the state.

Governor Darius Ishaku, at the flag off of the distribution exercise yesterday, explained that the state government’s massive investment in agriculture was geared towards improving the socio-economic development of the state.

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Ishaku, who was represented by his deputy, Haruna Manu, noted that majority of the state’s citizens generate their income from farming, which necessitated the constant distribution of free farm input to boost food production and grow the state’s economy.

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, David Kassa, commended the farmers for their dedication to the production of food crops and ensuring food sufficiency in the state.

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