Yola- The Adamawa Government on Tuesday said it received 11 000 improved palm tree seedlings from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Ilyasu Mu’azu, the Desk Officer, Palm Oil Production Project in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the development was part of the National Agricultural Transformation Agenda.
He said that under the programme, over 1 000 palm tree farmers were registered and about 2 500 hectares cultivated in Ganye,Toungo and Jada Local Government Areas.
He said that the seedlings were of high yield, nutritious and for short time harvest.
He called on the state government to support the programme for the development of agriculture in the state.