In line with the national drive to revitalize the agricultural sector as a major revenue earner, 12 farmers from the 21 autonomous communities of Izombe, Oguta Local Council of Imo State, have been selected as beneficiaries of the Addax Petroleum’s Agricultural Support Scheme.
The beneficiary farmers who had been trained at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State under the support scheme have been empowered farming implements such as tractors, agricultural equipments and tools worth N13 million.
Speaking at the event, Vice President and Managing Director of the multinational company, Cor Zegelaar, represented by the Community Relations Manager, Mr. Emeka Obi, noted that Oguta was selected as one of the locations for the pilot scheme as it is the operational base of the company.
He said the gesture was part of the company’s contribution to Nigeria’s quest for improved Agriculture. He disclosed that a total of two million high-yielding and disease resistant cassava stems, 200 bags of fertilizer, among others, would be distributed to regions where Addax is having the pilot scheme.
A total of 720 bundles of high-yielding and disease-resistant cassava stems, 96 bags of NPK fertilizers, herbicides, cassava processing machines, among others were also distributed by the company.
Culled from AgroNigeria