National President,RIFAN, assures farmers of adequate loan support through Central Bank Anchor Borrowers Programme.
Written by News Room on June 26, 2021
The National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, Alhaji Aminu Muhammad Goronyo, has assured farmers of adequate loan support through the Central Bank anchor borrowers Programme.
Goronyo stated this during the official flag-off of paddy sales and wet season anchor borrowers Programme by the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, at Farin Gida, Mando.
He said the aim is to ensure food suffiency, adding that the quantum of paddy in stock, will be flagged off every 30 days to rice Millers.
On whether Nigeria has experienced self-suffiency in rice production as a result of the Programme which started in 2015, Goronyo explained that before the Flag off in 2015 the results cannot be compared to what is obtainable now.
The RIFAN National President equally said the Rice Farmers have exhibited a lot of commitment for improved rice production despite security threat.
Amongst other commodities distributed were fertilizers, rice seeds, water pumps, prayers, herbicides and hose discharge.