Farmers cultivate 610 hectares of rice farm in Jigawa

Self sufficiency in rice production here in Nigeria is becoming more realistic.
The Jigawa state FADAMA III Project Coordinator, Aminu Isa, says that farmers under the project, have cultivated 610 hectares of rice farms in the current farming season.
He made the declaration on Wednesday in Dutse, the state capital.
Isa added that the farm yields had increased from four tonnes of rice to 6.2 tonnes of rice per hectare from the last farming season till date. A period, that starts during the end of the dry season of each year.
According to Isa, the yield was possible because of the support FADAMA gave the farmers. In terms of four bags of NPK fertiliser and two bags of Urea fertiliser as well as 50 kilogrammes of seed and six litres of insecticide per farmer. Three hundred farmers in all worked on the rice project and paid only half the cost.
Agronomist from various universities in the country were engaged to monitor the progress of the farmers.

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