Ebonyi state government has set up committee to profile interested rice, cassava and maize farmers for the 2020 farming season.
200 farmers who fall within the above mentioned categories are to be profiled in the 171 wards that make up Ebonyi state.
This was contained in a public notice signed by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation and Acting Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Barr. Uchenna Orji and Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development, Barr. Samuel Okoronkwo.
The notice stated that the State Executive Council Sub-Committee on Profiling of Farmers has developed forms for distribution across the 171 wards in the state.
“The 2020 ward Agric Profiling officials made up of Liaison Officers, Management Committee Members,and Governor Umahi Empowerment Beneficiaries Association (GUMEBA) Ward Chairmen, have been designated to profile all interested farmers across the state. 200 farmers are expected to be profiled per ward for each of the respective crop commodities.
“All farmers who wish to be captured are required to fill the forms in the custody of the ward Agric profiling officials with one passport photograph and accurate BVN digits and must have not less than one hectare( 10,000 square meters) of land each, in order to qualify to access the 2020 State government agricultural funds.
“Completed forms are to be submitted in soft and hard copies to the State Executive Council Sub- Committee on Profiling of Farmers latest Friday 28th February, 2020. Arrangements have been made for the Ward Profiling Officials to enter all submissions in a data base provided in each Development Centre before the soft copies are excelled and transmitted to the state central data base”, according to the notice.
It also disclosed that no payment is required for the profiling and that all categories of employable citizenry are free to participate in the programme.
” Take advantage of this opportunity and participate in the agricultural interventions of the State Government. For inquiries call: 08030437431″, it stated