From Bola Ojuola , Akure
Ondo State government weekend distributed 450,000 cocoa seedlings and 25,000 Braziliam cashew seedlings to farmers in the 18 local government areas of the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who distributed the seedlings at the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, said that was to economy through agriculture and agribusiness.
The governor said the state intended to maintain its position as the number one producer of cocoa in the country.
“We have raised a lot of seedlings for the cocoa rebirth and this will soon generate income for farmers andimprove the economy of our state as well.
“The seedlings would be distributed to farmers from all the 18 local governments of the state. We have the responsibility of upgrading cocoa production because Ondo State is a suitable land for growing cocoa.
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