Kaduna Farmers get Rice Seeds to Boost Production


A kano-based company,  Popular Farms and Mills, in collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has distributed certified rice seeds to 400 local farmers in the state to boost rice production . The rice seeds were distributed to the farmers at a subsidised price.

The seeds were distributed in the presence of Kaduna State Commissioner for Agriculture Daniel Maigari Manzo. Popular Farms General Manager AmitRai, who distributed the seeds, said his company was ready to solve the rice farming problem in Nigeria by motivating the local farmers to plant more rice in the state.
“We have the technical advancement and the chemical advisory method to address the rice farming problem in the state and in Nigeria. We are here to help your local farmers to plant more rice in the country,” said Manzo.
He also added that the company has introduced farming schools where local farmers can acquire knowledge about modern techniques of rice production. Manzo noted that local farmers need to embrace commercial farming.
Popular Farms and Mills has been working with the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) to integrate 20,000 rice farmers into sustainable and competitive business models that will lead to increased paddy production as well as improvements in quality.
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