The Federal Government has approved a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of agricultural inputs for farmers, aligning with the commencement of dry season farming scheduled for November 25, 2023.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
The statement disclosed that the Minister of Agriculture, Abubakar Kyari, will lead the launch ceremony in Jigawa state.
It noted that the event will not only mark the commencement of dry season farming but also involve the distribution of crucial resources such as seedlings, herbicides, pesticides, and more.
The scope of the dry season farming initiative is national, encompassing all 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory.
The statement emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting farmers by subsidizing essential agricultural inputs by half.