Ayade Calls For Patronage; Says Cross River Special Grass Will End Farmer-Gerder Conflicts

Cross River State Governor Sen. Ben Ayade says massive production of a rare regenerative organic grass called king grass, is all Nigeria needs to end the intractable farmers- herders clashes.

According to him, the grass is a special pasture “that grows more than two meters within 45 days of planting and once it is cut, it regenerates even faster. So, within a small landmass, you can keep your cattle and grow this special grass and feed them.”

The Governor, who spoke during a demonstration planting of the grass at the industrial park, Calabar, disclosed that Cross River is pioneering the production of the grass in collaboration with technical partners from Cambodia in furtherance of his administration’s multi-faceted agro- Industrialisation drive.

“Herders have a right to the source of their livelihood. So, they move from place to place in search of pasture for their cattle, thus pitting them against farmers who also have the right to protect their crops.

“To put an end to this intractable conflict between these two groups, I have sought partnership with a team of experts from Cambodia and they are here with a special grass specie called king grass.”

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