Group set to boost cooperative farming in Imo, Ebonyi communities

A pro-Igbo group, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), has established pioneer farm in Imo and states to boost cooperative farming in rural communities.

Mr Abia Onyike, group’s Chairman, Bureau of Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

Onyike said farm were located in Ezinihite and Ahiazu in Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state and Oso-Edda in Afikpo South LGA of respectively.

He noted that Prof. Uzodinma Nwachukwu, ADF’s President said creation of farms in affected LGAs would serve as pilot schemes to mobilise youths to participate in cooperative farming.

“The agro- will encompass such as crop planting; piggery, fishery, ranching and feed mill, with technological inputs and modified agricultural mechanisation.”

He further stated that a nine-member Management Board had been inaugurated to drive the ADF agro-project and the propagation of its philosophy.

He disclosed that the board would be headed by Dr Patrick Chukwu, as Programme Director while Chukwudi Iwuoha would serve as board Secretary.

Other members include Prof. Philip Ogbonna; Mr Max Ozoaka, Abia Onyike, and Dr Onyi Gbujie. (NAN)