The Edo Government is aiming for a minimum of 250,000 hectares of land for cultivation to boost agricultural production within the next two years.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo disclosed this recently.
“The importance of embracing agriculture as an administration via focusing on food security, large scale farming, and access to land, information and improved seedlings cannot be over emphasized .
“Agriculture is now scientific and mechanisation will help us compete in the agricultural market,” he said.
The governor said his administration has revitalized the Edo fertiliser blending plant in Auchi Governor to improve farmers’ access to fertiliser as well as the Colleges of Agriculture in the state to train manpower for the sector.
Obaseki added that Gelegele sea port was another important project in the life of his administration that when completed would help in the exportation of agricultural finished products.