Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture has concluded plans to commence the annual distributions of free Improved Cocoa Seedlings from next week Tuesday.
The annual distribution of free improved Cocoa seedlings which farmers across the state usually looks forward to is part of the Ministry’s deliberate strategies to ensure farmers expand their farms, increase yields & income.
The free distribution of the improved Cocoa Seedlings will kick off on Tuesday at Besides Aunty Nike Nursery/ Pry School Ipetu Road at ile Oluji in ile- Oluji Local Government Area by ten in the morning.
The train will move to Olupona near Itaoniyan in Akure South Local Government Area on Wednesday while the distribution train will berth at Ehinogbe Area in Owo Local government Area of the State on Thursday.
Cocoa farmers at Ondo, Ikare and Okitipupa are expected to visit ADP offices and nurseries for their consignments as officers of the Tree Crops Unit of the Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture are on ground to attend to them and their enquiries.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Adegboyega Adefarati is expected to lead the management of the Ministry and critical stakeholders in agricultural value chain addition to each of designated centre for the free distribution of improved Cocoa Seedlings.
Farmers especially cocoa farmers and other critical stakeholders are expected to take advantage of the exercise to improve their Cocoa farms.
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