Osun Begins Year Round Farming Through Solar-Powered Irrigation

Osun Begins Year Round Farming Through Solar-Powered Irrigation

In line with its diversification programme and part of efforts to make Osun state the food basket of the West, the Osun State Government has embarked on all year round farming through a massive solar powered irrigation system, THISDAY reports.

The farms with 40 acres of land capacity each across 24 Local Governments of the state are being cultivated to encourage the agriculture revolution agenda of the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola led administration in the state. The new farming system, an initiative of the volunteers of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES), encompassed solar-powered irrigation to encourage all round farming across the seasons.

While inspecting one of the 40 acres of the already cultivated farm land at Ilesa, during the first harvest of the hybrid cucumber cultivated by the OYES cadets, Aregbesola said that the decision was to make the state to be self-sustaining and self-sufficient in food production as well make Osun the food basket of Western Nigeria.

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