Osun state government has commenced the allocation of farmlands to 500 smallholder farmers in the New Ago-Owu Farm Settlement of the state.
The Head, Corporate and Commercial Services for Osun Agricultural Land Holding and Development Authority, Mr. Wole Ajewale, stated this in a statement in Osogbo.
‘‘The Osun Agricultural Land Holding and Development Authority has released the list of the successful beneficiaries of farmland allocation of 500 smallholdings, located within the precinct of the IITA Research and Training Farm at New Ago-Owu Farm Settlement’’ he said
Ajewole noted that the provision of farmlands to farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs in the state is in fulfillment of the state government’s policy to foster food security and wealth creation.
He disclosed that the farmland allocation was part of the state government’s effort and determination to use agriculture as a catalyst to grow the economy of the state, adding that the allocation would be on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis and encouraged farmers who applied to check their names at the agency’s office in the Government Secretariat, Abere.