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From left Barr. Raymos Guanah input supplier, middle Mr. Mathew Badaiki CBN anchor Man and the chairman project Monitoring team, and others
Kwale: Following the development of the CBN anchor borrowers program in the state, the project monitoring team led by Mr. Mathew Badaiki has commenced verification and distributions of 60kg rice seedlings inputs to twenty certified farmers in Ugiliamai, Ndokwa west LGA which is expected to be repaid in six months’ time upon harvesting.
The 60kg rice seedlings was supplied by the inputs supplier Raymos Guanah farms to members of Ike Neli farmers multipurpose cooperative society after a strenuous verification exercise by the team.
The farmers are to cultivate about 26 hectares of land which is expected to yield about 91metric tonnes of paddy rice.
During the verification exercise, the chairman Mr. Badaiki explained that the Anchor Borrowers program is part of the CBN deliberate efforts to assist genuine farmers in a view to ensure sufficiency in rice production in Nigeria which can also be exported.
He also added that the clarification exercise of farmers is to ensure that the benefactors of the program are genuine farmers, warning those who are not farmers to desist from participating as their signatures and photographs would be used to track everyone who benefits from the program while urging the beneficiaries to embrace the program with all seriousness stressing that they should not be seen as a political settlement.
Inputs expected to be supplied are rice seedlings, fertilizers and chemicals.