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query_builder April 17, 2018 10:25:12

By Uzoma Ekweaga

Awka, April 17, 2018 – The Programme Manager, Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme (ASADEP), Mr Jude Nwankwo has condemned the low level of response by farmers in Anambra state in submitting relevant documents on their farming sites to the management for review.

Mr Nwankwo said this at a meeting held at ASADEP Hall, Awka for site managers in the nine farming sites of the programme.

He said that the meeting was to evaluate the activities of the farmers on the sites and inform them of the latest development with the National Programme for Food Security (NPFS) in the state.

The Programme Mnanger charged the farmers to prepare the sites with the relevant documents in readiness  for the arrival of the team from Abuja.

“The farmers should balance their recoveries and identify the modules at the sites. Sites lagging behind should hasten up and complete their submissions”, he said.

Mr Nwankwo advised that the five sites given to tractors on lease should be returned to the programme and groups in dispute should settle and work together to achieve the common goal of the cooperative.

The NPFS which ended their operations in 2013 was able to cover nine local governments; Oyi, Orumba North, Ekwusigo, Nnewi South, Dunukofia, Ayamelum, Anambra East and Awka North extending proven technology to over 3000 farmers in the state.

Meanwhile, the sites in Anambra with processing modules and special projects include Agulu Demonstration Training/Palm Kernel/Grain Mill Centre Agulu, Anaocha LGA; Cassava/Palm Oil/Thrasher Centre Nteje, Oyi LGA; Graining Mill Ukulu, Dunukofia LGA and Rice Mill Omasi, Ayamelum LGA.

The meeting was attended by all Apex Chairmen with their subordinates in the nine sites.