President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the disbursement of ₦14 billion for the expansion of 2014 dry season farming. The approval was revealed at the official launch of the Dry Season Farm Support Program at the banquet hall of Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president disclosed that in 2013 the sum of Nine billion naira was approved for the dry season farming.
The President said the Federal Government would ensure that the dry season food support program would eventually translate into a national food policy of government. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development was directed to ensure that the program commences not later than October of a preceding year.
Initially the program would cover 14 states and as more states come on board the amount voted for the scheme will be increased
The support will become a national policy.