Alhaji Ado Hassan, the state’s RIFAN Secretary, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Kano.
He said the association had concluded arrangements for the distribution of fertilizers and other inputs to the farmers next week.
He explained that the farmers were expected to collect the items as the total package of the loan for cultivating one hectare, while those cultivating two to three hectares would receive the package commensurate with the size of their farm.
He said the association also intend to offer tractor hiring service to the beneficiaries at subsidised rates of between 25 per cent and 30 per cent.
“We have 20 tractors on ground and we are also expecting 30 more as they are on their way to Kano.
“So, we intend to assist our members with the tractor hiring service by charging them less than the normal rates charged by private owners,” he said.
“During the 2019 irrigation season, only 25, 000 rice farmers were able to access the Federal government’s intervention under the Anchor Borrower Programme,” he said. (NAN)No tags for this post.