Nigeria’s Dry Season Farming Initiative Bears Fruit as Jigawa State Commences Harvest

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Amidst the sweltering heat of the dry season, Jigawa State emerges as a beacon of agricultural prowess, heralding the commencement of harvest on vast swathes of wheat and maize farmland in Hadejia. Nearly four months since the inception of the ambitious dry season farming initiative spearheaded by the administration of President Tinubu, the palpable success witnessed in Jigawa State serves as a harbinger of prosperity under the overarching food security program championed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


The monumental strides achieved in Jigawa State underscore the transformative potential of the administration’s agricultural agenda, as manifested in the bountiful yields reaped from thousands of hectares of cultivated land. Spearheaded by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, who represented President Tinubu at the inaugural ceremony on November 25th, 2023, the flag-off of massive wheat cultivation in Jigawa State marked a watershed moment in Nigeria’s agricultural landscape.


Under the auspices of the #BelieveInPBATOFFICIAL campaign, the dry season farming initiative symbolizes a renewed sense of hope and optimism for Nigeria’s agricultural sector, positioning the nation on the cusp of a transformative agricultural renaissance. With an ambitious target of harvesting 1.25 million tonnes of wheat nationwide, the dry season farming initiative holds the promise of bolstering Nigeria’s agricultural output, enhancing food security, and fostering sustainable economic growth.


As the nation embarks on this monumental endeavor, stakeholders across the agricultural value chain are poised to reap the dividends of a concerted effort towards agricultural revitalization. From farmers to policymakers, researchers to agribusiness entrepreneurs, the dry season farming initiative stands as a testament to the collective resolve to harness Nigeria’s agricultural potential and chart a course towards self-sufficiency and prosperity.


With the successful commencement of harvest in Jigawa State serving as a prelude to future triumphs, Nigeria stands poised to leverage the transformative power of agriculture as a catalyst for national development. As the nation looks towards a future brimming with promise and possibility, the resounding success of the dry season farming initiative reaffirms Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to agricultural renewal and prosperity for all. #RenewedHope

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