The Adamawa State Chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), has distributed farm inputs to 15,765 farmers in Adamawa State.
Mr Stephen Maduwa, the state branch chairman, at the flag-off on Yola Thursday said, each beneficiary received water pump, 30 kg of seeds, 4 bags of fertilizers, 2 litters of organic fertilizer, 2 litters of pesticide for this year’s cropping season.
Maduwa who cautioned the beneficiaries on the judicious use items said, the loan is payable in 12 months.
Mr Sa,ad Hamid, Head Division finance office CBN Yola said, more than 8000 farmers have been mapped under the program, saying the number would continue to rise for the progress of rice farmers in the state.
He called on the investors to key into rice processing for job creation, food security and promotion of inclusive growth.
Sa,ad therefore, encourages the stakeholders to remain committed and selfless in the course of their duties, while emphasizing trainings on modern Agricultural best practice should continue to further burst production.
“Nigerians have responded positively with the tones has increased annually due to its Anchor borrowers programme, saying number of farmers has increased greatly, while lamenting and urge farmers to be prompt in payment of the loan.
“Security agents should intensify efforts in providing security to our farmers”.
Babagana Kura, Regional Manager Unity Bank, said the CBN and NECAS are participating financial institutions, and assured of the program successes.
Adamu Kiri, who responded on behalf of the farmers, lauded the leadership of the Association for the kind gesture called on the farmers to make good use of it.