Castor seeds production is to receive a boost with the delivery of 500kg of hybrid seeds to Kebbi State farmers by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja.
Receiving the consignment in Birnin Kebbi, the State Secretary of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN), Abubakar Bagudu Kalgo, commended the council for the intervention.
He stated that Kebbi castor farmers were overwhelmed with the gesture and promised to justify the magnanimity of council by ensuring mass production of castor seeds across the entire state.
Kalgo assured that very soon, a stakeholders’ meeting would be convened to mobilise farmers to partake in castor production in the next farming season.
He also disclosed that a capacity-building workshop for castor farmers was being worked out in collaboration with relevant government agencies and commodity promoters for sustainable production and marketing.