Ogun plans own branded rice in December
Ogun State government says it has concluded plans to launch branded rice, produced locally in the state by December.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo disclosed this during a routine inspection of the first phase of the rice harvested in one of its farms at Eggua, in Yewa North Local Council Area of the state.
She said the step was part of measures at ensuring food security. Adebajo said the state has begun harvesting 30 hectares out of the 100 hectares of rice farm and would be ready for distribution by December, after all due processes had been followed.
Aside the fact that the 100 hectares plantations are on the verge of been harvested at the IFAD Value Chain and FADAMA farms across the state, she said, “the rice will be of the best quality because government provided the farmers with most improved variety of seedlings. “The rice will be in our local Ofada, Nerica and Faro 44.”
A farmer, Olugbenga Popoola lauded the state government in the area of land clearing, provision of improved seedlings, and fertilizers, among other inputs to achieve the best.
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