By Kehinde Oluwatayo
As part of deliberate plans to have an accurate database for its land bank in order to ensure an effective and improved agricultural practises, Ondo State Government has commenced forestry mapping and registration of farms in all government reserves across the state.
According to a press release signed by Head, Press and Information Unit Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture, Prince Bolu Ajijo, the exercise which will be in phases will be carried out in the following Government’s Reserves and Camps, – Akure Ofosu-Bisi, Ajagusi 1(13/13), Ajagusi- 2, Malato. Idanre-Labuwa, Ubi- 1, Ubi- 2. Ofosu-Elebesere, Erinjo- 1, Erinjo- 2.
In line with government directive, all Traditional rulers, Olus, Baales, Camp Heads and Farmers in the government reserves and farm settlements are expected to be on ground to give a helping hands to the consultant, Orbital Solutions Global Services Limited which government contracted to handle the job.
The consultant, employed high technology and geospatial data to drive agricultural markets.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Agriculture Asiwaju Adegboyega Adefarati had introduced the consultant that will be in charge of the scientific management of the government reserves and farm settlements, Mr Adewale Adegoke to the Olus, Baales and Camp Heads at an interface with the farmers in the government reserves.
Adefarati who at the meeting which took place at the Fadama Hall ministry of agriculture intimated the farmers of government’s decision to carry out forestry mapping enjoin them on complete the registration of their farms saying government will need the database for its landbank for an effective agricultural practises.
At the meeting, Adegoke directed each Camp Heads and the farmer to be on the spot allocated to each of them in order to have an effective exercise that will stand the test of time.