Delta Govt. Distributes Cassava Stems To Farmers
Delta State government says it has distributed over ten thousand cuttings of improved varieties of cassava among one hundred and seventy farmers for multiplication in 2018 planting season.
The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Austin Oghoro, stated this at a forum to herald this year’s World Food Day.
Mr Oghoro, who noted that cassava production had been given due attention stated that twice the number would be provided in the next planting season.
He explained that the measure was to ensure that the improved high yielding cassava varieties were proliferated with a view to producing enough tubers that can sustain our industrial drive in the sub sector.
The Permanent Secretary said that the state government had also provided support toward rice cultivation, stressing that in the current year, farmers had received support that culminated in the cultivation of upland and lowland rice on about three hundred hectares.
The World Food Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on 16th of October to create awareness on the nature and extent of World food problem and measures put in place at sub national, national and international levels in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.