Ogidi (Idemili North LGA), -Registered farmers in Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA), received Agricultural inputs to commence the new farming season amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Okey Okwuosa, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor on Agriculture Exports predicted that there would be enough food for Ndi Anambra after Coronavirus pandemic era, following government intervention.
He noted that state government had disbursed some farm inputs to farmers including hybrid cassava stems (yellow cassava of low hydrogen cyanide) and organic fertilisers.
“Chemical limes are also distributed; this is to help to neutralise the acidic content of the soil. This will be sprayed two weeks before cultivation for bumper harvests and maize seedlings with high protein content.
“The distribution is based on certain criteria, especially for the registered farmers, considering modalities to give out to non registered farmers as well,’’ Okwuosa explained.
Mrs Rita Obidiozor, Head of Department, Agric, Idemili North, expressed satisfaction the gesture of government, saying that the state made great impact in Agriculture.
“This is because of the high quality farm inputs that have been distributed to farmers across the 21 LGAs.’’
Mrs Ngozi Amanie, Block Extension Supervisor, described the exercise as welcome development, noting that Government made tremendous effort in supplying the best Agric inputs for bumper harvests.
She urged government to deploy extension officers to Ogidi, Abacha, Eziowelle, Ideani and Obosi to educate farmers on best farming practices.
Transition Committee Chairman, Idemili North LGA, Mr Ralph Nnabuife and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agric Information, Mr Mike Afam witnessed the exercise.
Source: Anambra State Government