The Plateau state government, says it will provide 500 water pumps and 700 washbowls to support dry season farming in the state.
The Coordinator of the Project, Mr Thaddeus Yelwa, said that this was under its Potato Value Chain Project in Jos, the state’s capital.
He also disclosed that the African Development Bank (AfDB), had the sole mandate to provide facilities that would boost dry season farming in the state.
“The potato value chain project, which is funded by the AfDB, is aim at providing infrastructure for dry season production and for this year, we will be supplying 500 water pumps and 700 washbowls to our famers in the state.This project is out to support farmers with facilities that will facilitate the cultivation of crops such as potato, rice, tomato, maize or any type of farming,’’ he said.
Yelwa said that the project would rehabilitate seven dams, adding that 100 wells would be dug in different locations across the state.
He called on farmers in the state to take advantage of the opportunities, which the project provided, to invest in dry season farming so as to make Plateau the agricultural hub of the country.