FG Has Distributed 300,000 Hybrid Cocoa Seedlings Nationwide- Mohammed Nanono
The Federal Government says it has so far distributed over 300,000 improved hybrid cocoa seedlings to farmers across the federation.
Minister Of Agriculture And Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono disclosed this in Akure, the Ondo state capital while Unveiling Cocoa Farmers Association Of Nigeria (Cfan) National Secretariat Complex.
According to the Minister, all the states in the South-West, South-South North Central and South-East of the Country benefited from the improved cocoa seedlings.
Alhaji Nanono who commended CFAN for increasing cocoa production, noted that 500units of Solo pumps had also been distributed to Cocoa Farmers aimed at increasing cocoa production from the present 250,000 metric tonnes to 350,000 metric tonnes annually.
In a remark, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa said as part of the efforts to improve cocoa production in Ondo state, the cocoa revolution committee had been upgraded to an agency.
Also, the National President of Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria, CFAN, Comrade Adeola Adegoke said the Cocoa Farmer House was located in Akure because Ondo state was the highest producer of the cash crop, adding that CFAN was working on regeneration of Cocoa plantations.