The sum of N160 billion is expected to be realized by Anambra state in the next three years from the cultivation of Oil Palm and allied products in the area. AnambraPeople reports.
Similarly the dreading of 10,000 Hecters of land for rice farming is about to commence in Ifite Ogwari community on Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state.
According to the Deputy Governor Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim who represented Gov Charles Soludo at the launching of the year 2023 farming season;
“As part of my campaign promises during the election I have commenced the planting and distribution of one million Oil Palm seedlings every year and you can agree with me what the multiplayer effects would be “
“In the next few years or three years or so Anambra state would be making over N160 Billion from Oil Palm production which indeed would be a leap of our Internally Generated Revenue “
“We all know that agriculture had a role to play in climatic change and without grown in agriculture the output in food production would reduce by 20 percent in the next ten years hence the need for improved food production ” he said.
Commissioner for Agriculture Dr Foster Ihejiofor announced that the dredging of over 10,000 Hecters Of Land at Ifite Ogwari community in Ayamelum local government area is on course.
Ihejiofor noted that the dredging is to assist in the cultivation of rice adding that it would go a long way in assisting rice farmers on the area and beyond.
“As we move forward in this farming season, I urge all farmers to embrace biological farming practices. This involves the use of biological inputs such as bio- complete compost, vermi- compost and microbial inoculants, which are derived from plants and animal recourses . It also includes multi- crop / livestock integration, cover cropping minimum tillage and the use of natural pest control methods such as the introduction of beneficial insects” he said.