EADP Trains 15,000 Farmers In Edo

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Mr Jolly Ileaboya, the Edo-North Zonal Manager, Edo Agricultural Development Programme (EADP), on Tuesday said no fewer than 15,000 farmers had been trained in modern agriculture by the state government.

Ileaboya disclosure this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Auchi.

He said that the farmers were trained in crops, livestock, fisheries, cassava and rice cultivation, as well as food processing.

The EADP manager said that the beneficiaries were drawn from the six Local Government Areas that made up the Edo-North Senatorial District.

“Basically, we service farmers in this locality through our extension-based activities.

“We go to the field to teach farmers the modern technology of farming in all aspects of agriculture, including crops, livestock, fisheries and food processing.

“No fewer than 15,000 farmers have access to this training, to make the farmers improve on agricultural production.

“It is also to make sure that farmers have a better chance than what they used to have before, in terms of production,’’ he said.

The EADP manager said that the state government had embarked on extensive cultivation of cassava across the state, to meet the needs of bread flour millers in the country.

“We have this Cassava Transformation Agenda (CTA) of the Federal Government and we have keyed into it.

“The state government is actually working with farmers to enable them to achieve this laudable achievement.

“And a lot of farmers have been able to benefit from the facility through the quality of extension services we give to them, in terms of technology, among other things,” he added. (NAN)

Source: Leadership

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