August 20, 2017

Sokoto, Brazilian firm sign N15bn agreement on Agriculture

Sokoto, Brazilian firm sign N15bn agreement on Agriculture

Sokoto – Sokoto state government has signed a N15 billion partnership agreement with a Brazilian Company on agriculture, State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Jabbi Kilgori has said.

Governor Magatakarda Wamakko, represented at the MoU signing by the Commissioner, reiterated government’s commitment and determination to transform agriculture in the state.

According to the agreement, Sokoto state government would provide land, infrastructure and support the company in capital sourcing.

“Two thousand hectares of irrigated nucleus farmland would be established in each of the three senatorial zones, including clustering of small scale farmers and a Biotechnology fertilizer industry,” Wamakko said.

“The project,” according to him, “is targeted for an annual production of 80,000 tons of rice and 200,000 tons of soya beans, maize, tomato in addition to assorted livestock, fish and horticultural products,” he added.

Grass scorched by inorganic fertilizer

Grass scorched by inorganic fertilizer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More so, while the Brazilian firm  is to establish a biotechnology fertilizer plant at no cost to the state, in addition to power generating facility utilizing plant organic raw materials,

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