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Rice Farmers Lauds Kwara Government’s Dry Season Farming Initiative



Beneficiaries of the Kwara State Government Agricultural Inputs and Irrigation Equipment Empowerment Scheme, have commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for enhancing the capacity of the indigenous farmers and improving food production in the State.

A statement by the Press Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Yusuf Ganiyu Adebisi, said the farmers gave this commendation during an unscheduled inspection visit to Salala Cluster Irrigation farm site in Afon, Asa Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking on behalf of other farmers, the farm leader, Alhaji Isiaka Kayode Yusuf said the irrigation empowerment program has changed the face of rice production, pointing out that the vision of the group is to establish a rice industrial estate in the State.

It would be recalled that the State Government early last month, had empowered over 4,000 farmers across the 16 Local Government Areas, with free agricultural inputs and irrigation equipment, to enable farmers to engage in an all-year-round-farming to boost food production.

In his brief remarks, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Gidado AbdulLateef Alakawa assured the farmers of the state government’s continued support towards achieving food sufficiency in the State.

Alakawa also appreciated the farmers for boosting the present administration’s policy thrust on an all-year-round farming initiative.


By Dare Akogun



Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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