A cooperative farming society, the Nigerian Farmers Group, NFG-CS, has begun a project that will enable urban dwelling Nigerians own and run farms.

The project has taken off with a plan to cultivate 5,000 tonnes of maize by the end of this farming season in Nasarawa State.

PREMIUM TIMES visited the farm located at Gaate village, a rural settlement along Keffi-Akwanga road in Kokona Local Government Area of the state where the group said it has acquired a five-year lease of a 1000 hectare of land.

At the time of the visit, tractors and a handful of local people were working on the farm.

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