NYSC grows Maize, cowpea in Bauchi farms
Production of crops is currently on-going at the NYSC Farm Settlement at Dangulbi Village of Bauchi State.
This is in line with the present Management’s resolve to restore the Scheme’s once vibrant agricultural practices.
The Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, visited the farm today to assess the level of progress made in this cropping season.
Farm Manager, Mr. Zailani Garba, told Kazaure that the farm had 24 hectares of maize inter-cropped with cowpea.
He said the maize had started forming cobs while the cowpea planted recently had started germinating.
Garba said the second weeding of the farm will be done when the cowpea is fully germinated.
Commenting, the Director-General said the Management’s decision to resuscitate the NYSC Farm Settlements was aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s policy of ensuring food security through the encouragement of local production.
Kazaure expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far at the Bauchi farm but said there was room for improvement.
He said the Scheme’s agricultural team would study the challenges faced in this cropping season with a view to addressing them in the next season.