In order to restore the glory of the state in massive Cocoa production, no fewer than 1000 Farmers have benefitted from Cocoa seedlings distribution program of the Ondo state government.
Recall that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu initiated Cocoa plantation rebirth at the inception of his government with the distribution of 8000 seedlings to farmers in the state and another provision of a model Cocoa Farm of about 8400 hecters of land in the Jugbere community in Owo local government area of the state.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture and Agric business, Pastor Akin Olotu during the distribution of fresh Seedlings lauded government innovation, adding that the distribution of the Seedlings and Agrochemicals would enhance the production of cocoa in the state.
While accessing the model Farm lands Olotu commended the farmers.
The administrative secretary of the cocoa revolution project Mr Toba Adenowuro encouraged farmers to reciprocate government gesture.
The representative of Central Bank of Nigeria, Akure branch, Mr Temitope Akintunde advised farmers to be proactive in their farming methods.
The Precision NG reports that this gesture is coming under the Agricultural revolution of the Akeredolu administration as the state accounts for about 70% of Cocoa production in Nigeria.
Earlier, the Ondo state Cocoa Revolution in conjunction with SUBJUGATE COCOA and AFEX organized a 3 day Train the Trainers workshop themed “COCOA GREENER ACRES INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION.
The training is aimed at key in to the dream of the Ondo state government to reposition the state leadership position in Nigeria’s Cocoa production.