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The Adamawa State government is set to boost food production and ensure food sufficiency in the state through mechanized farming.

The State Commissioner of Agriculture Waziri Ahmadu, made the disclosure during the ongoing ministerial briefing organized by the ministry of information and noted that his ministry will resuscitate the state’s ailing Agricultural Mechanization Authority.

Ahmadu explained that when he came on board as the commissioner of agriculture, he inherited worn-out tractors, adding that his ministry is making serious effort to resuscitate a number of tractors and other equipment to meet the current challenges.

He further explained that in 2015, the ministry only provided about 3,000 hectares of mechanization, adding that the ministry is strenuously working to provide between 80,000 and 100,000 hectares of mechanization in 2016.