Farmers in Jigawa on Wednesday said they recorded bumper harvest this year because of high yield grains, favourable weather and provision of inputs by government in 2016.
A cross section of farmers in the state said this in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Dutse.
Malam Abdu Yuhaya of Galamawa Ward of Dutse told NAN that he recorded impressive yield in rice from his farm this year.
Yahaya said that he got 300 bags of rice during harvest compared to the 60 bags he got last year.
He said that he also planted wheat where he was optimistic to get not less than 400 bags after the harvest.
Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, a farmer in Chei chei village, said that she also got more beans from her farm this year.
Hadiza disclosed that she harvested 120 bags this year compared to the 20 bags she realised in the previous year.
She attributed the bumper harvest this year to stable rainfall and the availability of ferliliser and other farm inputs.
Malam Haladu Wanzam, another farmer from Kalawa, thanked God for what he got.
Wanzam said for the past 10 years, he had never harvested sorghum, maize, sesame and guinea corn like this year.
He said that the bumper harvest recorded this year was due to stable rainfall and favourable atmospheric condition with availability of farm inputs (NAN)