Member representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye, earlier today visited Obasoto in Idanre, to inspect cocoa seedlings which will be distributed to hundreds of farmers across the constituency.
Adefisoye, while inspecting the seedlings explained that the seedlings after being distributed would further boost the economy of the area [Obasoto] and by extension that of Ondo state.
Adefisoye added that the culture of cultivating cocoa had been noticed in Obasoto, saying that was the reason why he deemed it fit to engage farmers in the area and ensure they benefit from this agric largesse.
According to him, if the people of Obasoto could key into the production of cocoa, the income generating potentials of the LGA is going to improve significantly.
Adefisoye said the seedlings which are high yielding, early maturing, insect pest and disease resistant varieties would be distributed freely for farmers to domesticate on their farms.
“It would also help to consolidate the position as the leading producer of cocoa and to remain at the pinnacle of its production,” he stressed.
Small Alhaji also added that farmers are important, because they are the custodians of our food security and that is why I will do everything in my power to support them. I’m equally committed to lifting our people from Poverty and erasing hunger across the Federal Constituency. Small Alhaji added
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This afternoon, I paid a visit to Obasoto camp to inspect about 40,000 cocoa seedlings which are being nursed, prior to the distribution to our farmers across the constituency.
This is in line with my determination to boost agriculture and food security for the people of my constituency, and as well provide a platform for international collaboration.
This also serves as a mark for the commencement of the new cocoa planting season and beneficiaries are set to receive 100 pieces each for intensive planting.
Our agricultural empowerment comes up tomorrow, where farm implements would be distributed to beneficiaries to ease their labour and yield more result.
Our farmers are important, because they are the custodians of our food security and that is why I will do everything in my power to support them. I’m equally committed to lifting our people from Poverty and erasing hunger across the Federal constituency.
Also, during the visit, I took out time to inspect some of our projects in the area, which included the motorised borehole facilitated under the “Operation keep the tap running”, a project we executed during the my first year in office. Along-with, the visit was an opportunity to interact and engage some of the residents in the area to listen to their concerns and needs.