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Presidential Fertilizer Initiative Programme has commenced. Eleven blending plants are in now in full operation in different locations across the country. The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at a price of N5,500 per 50KG bag only by State Governments, registered distributors and dealers registered with FEPSAN. Intrested distributors/dealers to participate in the scheme can register with any of the blending plants and at FEPSAN office at No 1. NIDB Building, Muhammadu Buhari way, Kaduna. Whistle blower Nos: 08175777724, 08175077773

Ejezie made the call in Asaba on Sunday.
He said that the association had identified some wetland across the state suitable for all-year farming.
The chairman urged the state government to procure such areas, clear and allocate them to farmers for the purpose of all-year farming.
He said that the association had proposed a release of five hectares of land by every local government area in the state for the cultivation of rice, in order to boost production.
Ejezie noted that unlike in the northern part of the country, there were no dams in the southern states to encourage all-year farming.
“Our challenge for not going into all-year farming is because we do not have dams like our counterparts in the North.
“So, engaging in dry season farming here is just trial. But if the state government encourages the 25 local government areas to provide land for rice cultivation, Delta will produce more rice.
“If government helps to clear such wetland in Ndokwa area and some other parts of the state, it will support dry season farming and boost rice production.
“By so doing, the cost of farming will be reduced and we can make more progress,” he said.
Ejezie said that currently, rice farmers managed to engage in dry season cultivation by irrigating the farmlands with water from boreholes.
The chairman said that the practice had remained very challenging and expensive due o the high cost of fuel to power the pumping machines.
On the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) in the state, he said that the participating farmers who had already been trained were still hoping and waiting for the funds to be released.
NAN recalls that the CBN in 2016 commenced the pilot phase of the programme with rice production in Kebbi state.
The ABP aims at creating economic linkages between over 600,000 smallholder farmers and reputable large-scale processors with a view to increasing agricultural output and significantly improving capacity utilisation of integrated mills.
It is also expected to close the gap between the levels of local rice production and domestic consumption, as well as complement the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture by graduating GES farmers from subsistence farming to commercial production.
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  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastage
  • Attend trainings on fertilizer use and application
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN distributors
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics.
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and values
  • Report fertilizer adulteration to the appropriate authority

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