A delegation from the Ogun state Ministry Of Agric visited Apojula village in Odeda LGA on Monday, to inspect the large hectares of land being cleared for cassava production ahead of the planting season.
The large expanse of land is being cleared for the benefit of cassava farmers who subscribed to the Anchor Borrowers Programme in Ogun state.
The Honourable Commissioner, Dr Adeola Odedina in company of the Permanent Secretary, Dr Dotun Sorunke; the Chairman, Anchor Borrowers Programme Steering Committee, Prof. Bola Okuneye; the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr.Angel Adelaja-Kuye; and the Project Manager, Ogun State Agricultural Development Project (OGADEP) were all present.
Mrs Taiwo Ayansanwo told pressmen that such land clearing was ongoing simultaneously in the two other senatorial districts of the State.
She added that young farmer who has registered for the Cassava Anchor Borrowers Programme but without land will benefit from this programme.
The Hon. Commissioner further disclosed that the land clearing was at the same time, going on in other agricultural zones, while for the current cluster, the Ministry is handling about 500 hectares.
He added that so far, the scheme has linked farmers with training, funding, industries, assured markets and sufficient raw materials, as the Ogun State Government is targeting industrial revolution and job creation through Cassava Value Chains.