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Monarch tasks Anambra on improved rice cultivation technique


rice-cultivationThe traditional ruler of Atani Community in Ogbaru Local Council, Anambra State, Igwe Augustine Ngoddy, has called on the state to utilise the opportunity provided by the Federal Government and World Bank, through the FADAMA Programme, to enhance rice cultivation and production in the state.

Ngoddy made the call yesterday, when a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the World Bank, and a team from Governor Willie Obiano, visited him in his palace, after inspecting some FADAMA projects, and inaugurating youth farm clusters and cooperative societies in the council.

The monarch stated that the Nigerian government can successfully tackle the economic recession ravaging the country with improved agricultural practices, and the FADAMA programme, which has made farming and other agricultural practices possible all year round.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who was represented by his Senior Adviser, International Donor Partners, Auta Appeh, said in the next six years or less, Anambra, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Kogi and Sokoto states, would be major domestic producers of rice in the country.

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