Bayelsa urges Agip to help resuscitate rice farms using its community agro platform

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The Bayelsa State Government has appealed to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to help resuscitate the moribund rice farms in the state, The Sun reports.

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson stated this over the weekend during the celebration of the World Farmers Day. The 21st Farmer’s Day under the Green River Project of the oil giant was celebrated by Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states at the NAOC-GREEN RIVER PROJECT FARMS (GRP), at Igbogene.

Vice Chairman and Managing Director of NAOC, Massimo Insulla, in his address, explained that while the GRP had also served as a veritable tool for sustainable development and food sufficiency, it has provided the platform to individual farmers, farmers’ cooperative society, youth’s cooperative societies, women cooperative societies, agro-allied organisations to come together to showcase their products, produces and services.