• June 14, 2021

Cross Rivers Targets 3000 Hectares For Irish Potato

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The Cross Rivers State Government has said that it would be engaging 3000 farmers to cultivate one hectare of Irish potato farm each around the Bechebe community.

The state government said the aim of the project is to utilise its favourable climatic condition and create wealth for the residents of the community.

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This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agricultural Value Chain, Mr Emmanuel Anoh, while speaking at a five-day training on Farmers Business School (FBS) for Irish Potato farmers in Obudu Local Government in the state.

Mr Anoh said the State Governor, Ben Ayade, gave him the mandate to develop the Irish Potato value chain and create wealth for the farmers within one year, having realised that the Bechebe community has a favourable environment vis-a-vis the semi-temperate environment, as well as the fact that no other food crop can do well in the ranch resort apart from the potato and many other vegetables.

Agenda Watchdog

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