Nigeria: Bauchi to Produce 8,000 Metric Tonnes of Wheat


A pilot dry season wheat production project in three local government areas of Bauchi State is expected to provide 8,000 metric tons of wheat for Nigerian milling companies to meet the needs of confectionaries in the country.

The local governments selected for the pilot projects are Misau, Shira and Ganjuwa.

Managing Director of Madaki Agro Services, a private company engaged in agricultural development activities, Mr. Akubo Adegbe, disclosed the plan to increase wheat production in Bauchi State at the launch of this year's wheat farming season held at Zindi village in Misau LGA.

He said the company planned to help farmers cultivate 1,965 hectares of land in the three LGAs.

Mr Adegbe said the pilot projects would engage 1,116 farmers with an expected minimum yield of four metric tons per hectare which, he added, would give a combined production of 8,000 metric tonnes of wheat at the end of the season.

"So everywhere in Bauchi State where we have flat plains, we can drill wash boreholes to plant wheat, but it also depends on the communities' willingness and ability to work with us," he said.


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