Mega Rice Farmers Association Seeks Agricultural Equipment to Kick Off Production

The President of the Rivers State Mega Rice Farmers Association, Godwin Akandu, has said lack of agricultural equipment has hindered the kick off of rice production in the state. Akandu, who disclosed this during a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday noted that the association had successfully coordinated its members into cooperative groups using the local government biodata records processing system. The association president stressed that his members needed agricultural equipment to start-off rice cultivation in the state. He said, “As farmers, we now understand our environment, when to plant, given the weather conditions and planting seasons for optimum output but our major constraint is lack of agricultural equipment. “Using our records, the various farmer groups have been able to acquire large arable land with forest and stumps in them. What we need now are equipment like bulldozers and tractors before we can start-off operations on this virgin land,” Akandu explained.

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