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Association acquires 600 hectares of land in Taraba for soya beans Cultivation

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Nigerian Commercial Farmers Association (NCFA), said on Wednesday that the association had secured 600 hectares of land in Wukari, Taraba, for soya beans cultivation. He said this when he inaugurated the Taraba chapter of the association in Jalingo. He said that the idea was to assist individual farmers to overcome the challenge of inadequate access to funding from financial institutions. Ozuzu said that commercial agriculture was the foundation of the growth of many countries. 
According to him, the association has gone into partnership with relevant stakeholders, including foreign organisations, to develop the 600 hectares and other lands across the country for the benefit of its members. “Our association is formed to take Nigeria to its economic destination through agriculture. “Agriculture is the pillar of every nation; even countries with rocky lands like Israel and the U.S. have achieved food sufficiency, with just five per cent of their population engaged in farming. 

“We must have to do away with subsistence farming so as to catch up with the rest of the world in food production,’’ he said. In his remark, Mr Shitta Isaiah, the Director of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Taraba, pledged to support the association in its efforts to boost agricultural production in the state. Isaiah noted that the FG had provided farm machineries for farmers in the state at highly subsidised rates, as a deliberate way of encouraging commercial farming. 

He commended the association for mobilising the people to embrace commercial farming Also speaking, Mr Bernard Aji, the Coordinator of the newly inaugurated state chapter of NCFA, pledged to mobilise farmers in all communities across the state to embrace commercial farming.

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