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AFAN Targets 1m Farmers, 4m Metric Tonnes Of Food In Niger

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All Farmers' Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has mobilised one million farmers across the 25 local government areas of Niger State for this year's farming season.
The association is projecting the production of four million metric tonnes of grains, yams and other food items in this year's farming season.
The chairman of the association in the state , Alhaji Shehu Galadima stated this in a meeting with farmers in Minna.

He said, “AFAN has commenced the special mobilisation of one million small holders
farmers across the 25 local government areas of Niger State for the wet season farming.

“The expected output from the cultivation of these crops is over four million tons of food. We are working towards actualising the dream of Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago for Niger State to feed Africa.”

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The AFAN chairman said in the 2024 planting season, farmers will concentrate on producing rice, maize, sorghum, soya beans, millet, cow peas, yam and cotton.

He explained that the association will assist farmers with incentives and inputs including improved seedlings, adding that some inputs are already available for farmers.

On whether the insecurity in the state could hamper the plans, Galadima said that insecurity in parts of the state will not affect the projected food production claiming that peace has returned to most communities with adequate security for farmers to return to their farms.


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