The Osun Government is to establish a yam flour factory in Ife-Odan in Ejigbo Local Government Area to ensure food sufficiency in the state.
Mr Kayode Olanipekun, acting General Manager of Osun State Agriculture Development
Corporation, disclosed this at a meeting with stakeholders in Osogbo on Monday.
Olanipekun said that the state government had spent a lot of money on agricultural programmes to make life easier for farmers.
According to him, the government will end the hardships experienced by farmers by
encouraging agricultural expansion so that their labour will not be in vain.
He called on farmers to submit their requests to the corporation to make sure that all farmers benefit from facilities for land clearing, ploughing, harrowing and ridging provided by the government
Olanipekun appealed to farmers who had benefited from government’s interest-free loan to pay back on time to show appreciation for government’s efforts in providing support services to farmers.