This post was originally published at Naija AgroNet and has been republished with permission.

The Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture has unveiled plans to standardize the process for Anambra rice and introduced the Anambra State Rice Brand Seal to the farmers, reports NaijaAgroNet. 
The Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture, NaijaAgroNet reports, this directive was given last weekend by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, as part of the sensitization programme for rice farmers hosted by the state Ministry of Agriculture.
The directive, which NaijaAgroNet gathered has Chief Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra State consent, showed that for any rice to qualify to bear the Anambra rice seal under the standardization policy, it must be properly par boiled, stone free, long grained, sorted, polished and bagged according to international best standards.
NaijaAgroNet also reports that the farmers commended the Governor for buying their rice and distributing it in the state during the Xmas festivities, stressing that this gesture has increased their liquidity and will encourage them to even farm more land mass in the 2016 farming season.

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