Adamawa govt on Course to procure Tractors for Mechanise Agricultural Farming

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Sen Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow will soon procure Tractors for the Farmers in the state, as a mutual contractual was entered between the state Government and a Chinese agricultural firm, YTO Factory, in the area of mechanised agriculture.

He signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on supply of tractors to farmers in Adamawa state on his recent visit to Louyang,TRI factory in China in company with Gov Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state.

The two governors are part of the advanced team of President Muhammadu Buhari's entourage ahead of the president's state visit to China.

The visit was part of his policy to transform the state into a new haven in all phases of the economy under the agenda of "Bindow For Social change" (BSC),reviving the agricultural sector of the state through high modern agro techniques farming for faster economy growth.

The duo Governors have keen interest to kick start the Agricultural sector which is one of their priority areas in their various states, as part of their effort to boost agriculture in their respective states.

Gov Bindow said he believes on supporting agriculture as one of his priority and its value chain will be one of the cardinal points of his government, as it will enhance the economic life of his people.

The main objective of the trip to China is to identify and source cost effective and modern technology for agricultural value chain development.

Gov. Bindow reiterated the importance of mechanising agriculture as farmers produce but end up losing their money or making little profit because they do not produce competitively. So the mission is to see how best to enhance competitiveness through the use of technology so as to maximize production at lower cost.

This would give them more chance to modern agriculture and enhance their profit and can also give them ability to meet with market competition and global challenge.