(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has begun the process of establishing an integrated farm estate on its 1,200 hectares of land in Ekiti,
This was disclosed by NALDA’s Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ikonne, via a statement in Abuja, during a meeting with the NALDA farmers, who had been cultivating the land over the years, adding that the farm estate in Okeako in Ikole Local Government Area of the state had been in existence for over 20 years and owned by the agency.
Speaking further, Ikonne stated that the agency’s 50-hectare Cashew farm, storage and a processing facility at Okeako farm estate would be reactivated and upgraded.
The traditional ruler of the place, Alajowa of Ijowa Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Omopariola, assured the farmers at the meeting that the authority was back and better, assuring that the agency will work hard to ensure that farmers get all they need to cultivate and produce, beginning with an access road into the farm.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The farm estate has the potential of opening up the community to development, as the facility is projected to have processing, packaging and farming zones.x