Farmers Laud World Bank, Governments On Success Of FADAMA III Project

November 9, 2012

Farmers under the Fadama III projects have commended the Ekiti State government, the Federal Government and the World Bank for sustaining
the project which they claimed has to great extent transformed agriculture into a viable source of revenue and sustainable livelihood in the state.

Beneficiaries of the programme gave the commendation during a routine visit by the Fadama project officials in the state to farms of beneficiaries of the programme across the state.

They called for the expansion of the programme through further assistance that would help boost production at their various farms.

While noting that the programme has improved production capacities of members, generated employment for a great numbers of retirees and
unemployed youths, the farmers called on the State and Local Governments to include rehabilitation of access roads to their various farms in the next year budget.

According to them, the introduction of Fadama III programme in the state has improved the economy of benefiting farmer groups and ensured food security.

The leader of Fadama Poultry Association in Ikere Ekiti, Mr. Isaac Awe said, the programme has enabled his group raised 52 hybrid piglets to maturity.

In Ado Ekiti, Mr. Ayo Ajayi who is the leader of Agbedayo Fadama Association said the programme has enabled them establish and stock 35 large fish ponds with cat fish.

At Usi Ekiti, Mr. Reuben Dada, the leader of Unique Fadama Community Association expressed happiness at the programme which has assisted
them in establishing a palm kernel mill capable of producing 2 tonnes of palm kernel cake and 450 litres of palm kernel oil per day.

In their remarks, the leaders of the Ifedayo Fadama Poultry Association in Ifaki and Ikole Fadama Palm Oil Association solicited government’s assistance in marketing their products.

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