Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

This is what Governor Udom Emmanuel has done in Agriculture

• 11,000 hectares coconut plantation
• 1,600 hectares cassava plantation in 15 LGAs (FADAMA) ****
• 4,920 registered rice farmers
• 450 youths trained on cocoa maintenance
• Subsidized fertilizers, oil palm & cocoa seedlings
• Akwa Prime Hatchery – 10,000 day old chicks weekly
• Free Improved Corn seedlings
• Cattle ranch loading…
• Vegetable Green houses
• Over 100hectares of rice cultivated
• Cultivation of about 2,100 hectares of cassava in partnership with World Bank under FADAMA III Additional Financing Project, using farmers co-operatives.
• Ongoing construction of 33No. Cassava Micro-Processing Mills
• i Training of 300 youths under the Graduate Unemployment Youth Scheme (GUYS. Each
will be empowered with one million naira to embark on any agricultural enterprise.
• Construction of 1No. Tractor Hiring Enterprise (AEHE) Centre with 4 No. tractors, and 14 No. implements delivered. So far 75ha of farmland has been ploughed, harrowed and
ridged through the Centre.
• Refurbishing of Cassava Processing Factories located at Ikot Okudom, Eket LGA; Nung Udoe, Ibesikpo/Asutan LGA and Ikot Ekang in Abak LGA and leased to private
operators for the production of high quality garri, odorless foofoo and cassava flour.
• Procurement of 600,000 bags of fertilizer to farmers in the State
• Planting of 500 citrus seedlings, 600 hybrids plantain suckers and 1,000 pineapple suckers at the Horticulture Garden, Wellington Bassey Way in Uyo LGA.

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