Anchor Borrowers: Modalities In Place To Reward Performing Farmers – Ogun Commissioner
Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA, expresses optimism that the federal government sponsored Anchor Borrowers programme will increase value and further position the State as a leading entity in food production.
Members of the OGHA on Agriculture and Forestry led by Mr. Sylvester Abiodun, stated this while conducting an on-the-spot assessment to plantations at Otete in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun state.
Mr Abiodun who was represented by the committee’s vice chairman, Mr Yusuf Adejojo noted that the scheme would boost farmers’ productivity and ensure adequate food security for the country.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina had said the state government had organised supplementary training for all the 3,500 farmers, selected across the 20 Local Government Areas for optimum performance.
Dr Odedina disclosed that 74 hectares of land were allotted to the 127 cassava farmers in various locations including Otete, Idagba, Igbogila, Sanwonjo and Imasayi in Yewa North with constant monitoring of the farmland.
He noted that another Federal Government-funded programme was underway to serve as a rewarding model for successful farmers, who are able to meet up with the expectations of the on-going programme.