The Government of Kwara State has approved the purchase of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, seedlings, and herbicides for the 2021 farming season.
This was contained in a statement by the Technical Assistant, Agriculture to the Governor, Abdulquawiy Olododo, in Ilorin, on Friday.
According to Olododo, the farm inputs will be subsidized at a rate of 50 per cent for the farmers, and the state will be supporting not less than 6000 farmers with agricultural inputs across the state.
The statement said that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has also constituted the committees that would handle the input distribution for farmers across the state.
Members of the committee include: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (Chairman) Technical Assistant on Agriculture to His Excellency (Alternate Chairman), and the Ag. MD Agricultural Development Project (ADP).
Others include Director Agricultural Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Director Engineering Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Director Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Fadama Coordinator, Head of ICT/Technical, Agro Mall (Secretary)
According to reports, the committee will be engaging various Stakeholders across the Agricultural Sector of the State, including various associations and cooperatives, on the modalities for the distribution of the farm inputs.