The Nigerian Export Promotion Council has begun distribution of inputs to farmer cooperative societies to accelerate potato production in four local government areas of Plateau. The benefiting farmer groups drawn from Bokkos, Mangu, Jos South and Barkin-Ladi LGAs each received 12 litres of liquid fertilisers and two knap sack sprayers, respectively.
The NEPC distributed the items to the farmers, on Thursday in Jos, during the third quarter meeting of the State Committee on Export Promotion in Plateau.
State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Musa Haruna, said the gesture was to boost production. He urged them to ensure effective utilisation of the items as they were expected to play critical roles in upscaling potato production in their respective communities. He said the state government had procured more than 200 trucks of fertiliser for distribution to the farmers across the 17 LGAs to facilitate dry season farming.