10 February 2013

Nigeria: Kwankwaso - We Have Big Potential for Rice Production

Kano state has great potential for supporting the increasing rice demand in Nigeria, the State Governor, Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso has said.

Kwankwaso said that the average output per hectare in the state stands at 6.25 metric tons.

The governor disclosed this during the launching of the 2013 Dry Season Farming under the Growth Enhancement and Support Scheme, GESS , and distribution of organic fertilizer for irrigated areas under the Soil Health Programme, at the Government House in Kano.

To help meet the demand, he said the state and Federal governments are supporting about 33, 000 rice farmers in Kano, adding that the state also has a comparative advantage by having large and medium rice processing mills across several local government areas.

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