The Federal goverment through the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has been urged to always provide seedlings and farm implement to farmers on time for a better result.
The Coordinator, Yangtu Special Development Area in Taraba state, Nuhu Tsuki made the plea while flagging off the distribution of insecticide, fertilizer and water pump among others to it’s members in kwambi, the administration Headquarters of Yangtu.
Tsuki said that if the implement are provided early, farmers would get more yield and called on the association to look into the issue of water drilling borehole to enable rice farmers have access to water.
In his remark, Director Agricultural Service, Caleb Tapu thanked the association for the gesture, saying it would go a long way in boosting food production not only in the area but the state in general.
He called on the beneficiaries to utilize the items received, so as to achieve the desired objective.
Earlier, Chairman of RIFAN, Yangtu Special Development Area, Musa Andeyarka thanked the federal government for providing the items as loan to Farmers.
According to him, Taraba State has all it takes to feed the nation in terms of rice production, adding that the leadership of RIFAN in the state led by Tanko Bobbo deserve commendation for their commitment to take the union to a greater heights.
Some of the benefaries who spoke to our Correspondent, appreciated the association for the kind gesture.