The Communications Associate to the World Bank Mr.
The statement has further revealed that the Executive Directors of the
The statement added, The board also intends to enhance delivery of agricultural services in selected large-scale public schemes in the
This will be done through a project, Transforming Irrigation Management in
TRIMING will improve existing irrigation on 27, 000 hectares, irrigate an additional 23, 000 hectares, and benefit more than 140, 000 farmers, while mobilising private sector investment. It marks a transformational effort to improve large-scale public irrigation for expanding food production and encourage economic growth in rural areas.
This is necessary to end poverty and boost prosperity, as well as enhance resilience of agriculture production systems.
The statement mentioned the
By taking a comprehensive approach, the TRIMING project will increase farm productivity, build climate resilience and reduce flooding risks.
It will also improve the lives and well-being of millions of Nigerian citizens in
The statement has further disclosed that agriculture, which forms a vital sector of the Nigerian economy, contributed 22% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in 2012.
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