The Adamawa government has approved N500 million for procurement of agricultural inputs to boost dry season activities in the state.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof. David Jatau, said this during an interview in Yola on Thursday.
He said the state government adopted proactive measures to ensure that smallholder farmers access the commodities to boost their productivity and enhance food security in the country.
“The state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has approved over N500 million for procurement of dry season farming input. We are going to purchase fertilisers, herbicide, improved seeds among other inputs, and it will be supplied very soon for distribution to dry season farmers,” he said.
According to him, the distribution will be through clusters to enable farmers at the grass-roots to access the commodities.
He said the state government would also evaluate and monitor utilisation of the inputs by farmers, to assess its impact towards improving productivity.
Mr Jatau warned against diversion of the commodities and urged farmers to utilise it to improve their production output.
Commending the Federal Government and development partners for viable agricultural interventions in the state, Mr Jatau tasked stakeholders to contribute towards achieving the goals of the programmes.