The Federal Government has donated agricultural input to farmers affected by flood in Jigawa state to boost dry season farming
Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono made this known while launching the distribution of the input in Auyo Local Government area.
He re-affirmed the commitment of the federal government to assist farmers including the provision of soft loan to boost food production.
Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono said government will also support large scale farmers to engage in exportation of sesame and zobo for agribusiness.
Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar who was represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Alhassan Muhammad commended the federal government for encouraging and supporting farmers in the country.
The inputs distributed include early maturing variety seeds of rice, wheat ,beans and potato.
Pesticide, as well as planting and harvesting machines were also donated to the farmers.