Daily Trust

2000 farmers get crop packages in Bauchi


About 2,000 farmers in Bauchi State have been selected to benefit from the state’s 2021 Crop Demonstrat­ion Packages.

The state Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed on Sunday flagged-off the packages, which would enable the farmers to cultivate a quarter hectare of improved maize, rice, soybean or millet.

He said 2,000 livestock farmers would also benefit from the newly-introduced Napier grass cuttings, while 20 communitie­s would benefit from the local poultry upgrading and 90 communitie­s from the small ruminant breeding program packages.

The governor expressed optimism that the outcome of the initiative would contribute significan­tly to improved varieties of crops, improved animal feed and local poultry and create job opportunit­ies for youths.

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