In a statement by Mrs Segilola Babalola, the ministry’s press officer, on Thursday in Osogbo the commissioner said the decision to restrict open grazing of cattle by herdsmen to farm settlements to prevent farmers-herders crisis.
He said that the era of allowing cattle to destroy farm products arbitrarily was gone, adding that government was keen on propagating diversification of the economy in the area of agriculture.
Adewole assured that security of lives and property of Osun residents was paramount to the government of the day, stressing that farmers and herdsmen were to work harmoniously for the upliftment of agric business in the state.
The commissioner said that the state governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola was ready to support and put smile on the faces of farmers in the state.
He said the governor was passionate about supporting farmers in their operations to enable them produce food in abundance in the state.
He however advise farmers to group themselves into cooperative societies through which they could assess funds in any available financial institution for expansion of their agric business.