They stated this during the eighth World Bank and Federal Government joint supervision mission in Enugu, under the FADAMA III Additional Financing.
Giving explanation on the level of preparedness for the commencement of the programme, the State Project Coordinator FADAMA III, Mr.IkechukwuOgboke stated that over three hundred and forty hectares of land had been earmarked for the programme.
He noted that the cultivation may possibly start this season.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief EmekaEdeh, appealed to FADAMA to strengthen agro and input suppliers to establish rice processing plant in the state.
Mr Ede maintained that the state government was interested in paying her counterpart funding as a way of fulfilling her obligation.
The World Bank Consultant on FADAMA III Additional Financing Mission, Mr. Tony Abanum, gave an assurance that Enugu State would soon have their share of tractors to boost cultivation.
A farmer, Mr. Ignatius Onyeabor commended FADAMA for living up to expectation as he counted successes he recorded during this year’s harvest period.
The programme was attended by farmers, investors, input and agro dealers among others.