Constraints and prospects of adarice production Nigeria limited Adani Enugu state Nigeria
This study examines the challenges and prospects of Adarice Production Limited, Adani in Enugu State of Nigeria and offers suggestions on ways to resuscitate the ailing company for continued rice production. The study adopted treatment and controlled approach whereby three control populations were identified which have similar characteristics and performance to the required study. Fifty persons were interviewed from two sample groups chosen of samples which include: the farmers who are direct beneficiaries of the scheme as participating farmers, the second group are the indigenes from the host communities while 20 persons interviewed were from the third group which comprised former staff of the company. Communal crisis which erupted following the failure of both the States and Federal Government to carry out proper and defined boundary adjustment at the instance of creating Enugu State out of Old Anambra State was identified by the study as the major cause of the collapse of the project and involvement of politicians and non professionals in running agricultural projects. Suggestions for urgent and holistic look at the communal conflict between the communities with the view of settling the land ownership tussle to allow peace to return to the warring communities, repair of the collapsed irrigation and paddy processing facilities, establishment of tractor hiring scheme, regular supervision of the project by Government and her agencies, less involvement of politicians or non professionals in the running of the project. The governments of Anambra and Enugu States should take a decision on the status of the company to enable it return back to production.