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Gov. Ben Ayade Hands-On in the Rice City Project

In keeping with the administration’s policy to create value chain for the state’s rice production, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has been hands-on in the construction of the Calabar Rice City.

Cross River State is setting-up the required structures in readiness for the implementation of the seedling and training centre with two or three technologies to be integrated, so it will be a new concept of rice farming, not the old style.

The Rice City will produce more disease and pest resistance species while increasing yield per hectare.

According to the governor, “With the improved technology which comes by way of almost full automation, it will help produce seedlings that germinate in 18 days, matured, properly prepared and ready for application directly to the farm.

There will be less manual application and it is an avenue to avoid the old ways where farmers farm in vain while middle men take all the profit.

With the technology and innovation, Cross River State is definitely going to take up about 50 percent of the market share of rice.”

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