The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that it has registered 2.5 million farmers in North-East zone as part of measures to leverage the nation’s agricultural transformation agenda.
The ministry’s regional director, north-east, Alhaji Arabi Mohammed, made the disclosure at the opening of the zone’s regional meeting of state directors in Jalingo today.
Mohammed declared that more than 1.5 million of the registered farmers have already benefited from the 215,000 tonnes of fertilisers and over 13,000 tonnes of improved seeds distributed to the farmers thus far.
Mohammed said that more than 13,000 hectares of land in the zone were cultivated, growing crops such as rice, maize, groundnut and wheat under the dry season farming between 2012 and 2014.
He urged youths in the zone to key into the programmes of the ministry and earn a means of livelihood.