By Sunny A Ijomah
In continuation of the free disbursement of farm inputs to Anambra State farmers, the State government on Monday availed farmers in Ayamelum Local Government Area, the opportunity to benefit.
The initiative, implemented by the Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture, was aimed at assisting farmers, especially those in rural areas with improved farm inputs to boost harvest and advance the food security goal of the State government.
At Ayamelum, one of the major agrarian council areas in the State, the farmers were given improved rice seedlings, cassava stems, maize and fertilizer to prepare them well for the wet season farming.
Addressing the farmers, the team leader for Ayamelum Council Area, and Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Agriculture, Mr. Mike Afah, urged the beneficiaries to put the inputs into good use to achieve food security.
On her part, the Head, Department of Agriculture, Ayamelum Council Secretariat, Mrs. Ogochukwu Egbuna, commended Governor Willie Obiano for his clear vision in agriculture, and promised that farmers in the area will put the inputs into good use before flood sets in.
Some farmers, who spoke to our correspondent, including Mrs. Mary Okafor from Omor, Mr. Dominic Nwabuisi from Omasi and Mr. Benedict Mgbako from Ifite-Ogwari, appreciated the State government for the hybrid farm inputs and promised to make good use of them.