The Cross River State government in its bid to curb post-harvest losses has made arrangements to buy up all excess agricultural produce from the state.
State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, represented by the Senior Special Assistant, Event Marketing Content Development and Tourism, Mr Noel Ugbong, made the disclosure while unveiling the program of activities for the northeast agro cultural festival.
According to Ayade, the state government will pay more concentration to produce from the northern senatorial district of the state in this regard.
The governor said that with this new strategy by the state in line with the Federal Governments’ agricultural revolution, it would encourage the public, especially the youths, to take to farming.
Ayade said, “The State government has concluded plans to buy up all surplus agricultural products displayed at the festival to check post-harvest losses and enhance the prosperity of the people.
Governor Ayade promised to reward hardworking farmers from the senatorial zone with mouth-watering prizes as encouragement in the forthcoming North East Festival.
In his words, “Also, in the attempt to bring out the ingenuity of the people of Northern Cross River, the State government has instituted mouth-watering prizes for the best agricultural innovation in this year’s Northeast.”
The event, which holds annually and is organized by the people of Northern Senatorial District was themed; “Humanity: uniting the people and increasing production” and featured a series of events that will build-up to the grand finale on November 30th.