Seven off-takers participating in the N2 billion Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Borrower Anchor Programme have commenced distribution of seeds to 60,000 participating farmers in Kaduna state.
The chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Alhaji Nuhu Aminu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna.
Aminu said that five out of the seven companies registered as off-takers in the CBN programme have commenced distribution of improved seeds to farmers, who are participating in the programme in the state.
He said the improved seeds and other farm inputs were being distributed to farmers to ensure maximum yield with minimal use of land for cultivation.
He said the seeds including maize; soybeans and rice were distributed to farmers who registered to participate in the programme in the 2016 farming season.
The AFAN chairman disclosed that the companies were also processing fertilisers and other inputs for the farmers as contained in the Anchor programme agreement, which is being supervised by the Bank of Agriculture.
NAN learnt that companies distributing the seeds included Stallion, Nigeria Flour Mills Ltd,
Source:: Business Day Online