GOBIR FAMER’S SUPPORT PROJECT
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GOBIR FARMERS SUPPORT PROJECT
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What is Gobir Farmers Support Project?
Gobir Farmers Support Project is an initiative of The Gobir Organization Foundation, as part of the effort of Waziri Yakubu Gobir to support agriculture development in Kwara State, through provision of tractors and other farm inputs for Kwara farmers.
How can I benefit from the Gobir Farmers Support Project?
Potential beneficiaries of the Gobir Farmers Support Project can obtain registration forms (free) from The Gobir Organization Foundation (GOF) office at No 6 Asa Road, GRA Ilorin or at Agric House, Sango Road Ilorin, Kwara State.
How can I get Gobir tractors to work on my farm?
The Gobir Organization Foundation is giving out tractors to Kwara farmers at a subsidized rate. Interested registered farmers would pay subsidized amounts for fueling and maintenance of the tractors during operations.
The Desk Officer at The Gobir Organization Foundation will allocate drivers and track the movement of the tractors.
What about the Gobir Smart Farm Project?
The Gobir Smart Farm Project is targeted at Young Farmers in Kwara State (Gobir Young Farmers). 300 hectares of land have been acquired for the implementation of the project. The project will take off immediately the COVID-19 lockdown is relaxed.
Interested Young Farmers for the Gobir Smart Farm Project can also obtain the registration form (free) at The Gobir Organization Foundation (GOF) office at No 6 Asa Road, GRA Ilorin or at Agric House, Sango Road Ilorin.
A date would be announced for the training of Young Farmers, and the model of the Gobir Smart Farms would be unveiled at the training before setting out the farms.
What brought about this idea?
Waziri Yakubu Gobir believes that Kwara State can become the food basket of Nigeria, if our hardworking farmers get adequate support.
He has travelled around the state and interacted with many farmers. He discovered that inadequate access to modern farming techniques & equipment are the main impediments to their success.
He therefore decided to acquire 300 hectares of farmland in Moro LGA, brand new tractors and other farm inputs to support Kwara farmers.
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