Dangote Farms has flagged off the distribution of hybrid tomato seedlings to tomato farmers under the Central Bank Anchor Borrower Programme. Speaking at the event on Monday at Kadawa, the Managing Director of the company, Abdulkarim Kaita said that they would distribute 6,500 hectares worth of tomato seedlings to farmers before the end of the year.
Today is the first day we are releasing the seedlings to them and the distribution is continuous and on a daily basis. And today we are starting with 28 hectares.
“10,000 farmers are going to benefit from this programme and by next year, CBN has promised to help another set of 100,000 farmers across the country.
Kaita said that the essence of distributing the hybrid seedlings was to boost output in order to meet the demand of tomatoes processing plants in the state.
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