A private farming company, Popular Farms and Mills, in collaboration with Nigeria's Kaduna state Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, distributed certified rice seeds to 400 local farmers in the state in an effort to boost rice production in the country
The seeds were distributed to the farmers in the presence of Kaduna state commissioner for agriculture, Daniel Maigari Manzo. Popular Farms general manager Amit Rai, who distributed the seeds, said that his company was ready to solve the rice farming problem in Nigeria by motivating the local farmers to plant more rice in the state.
“We have the technical advancement and the chemical advisory method to address the rice farming problem in the state and in Nigeria. We are here to help your local farmers to plant more rice in the country,” said Manzo.
He also added that the company has introduced farming schools where local farmers can acquire knowledge about modern techniques of rice production. Manzo noted that local farmers need to embrace commercial farming.