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World Bank Supports FG's Agric Transformation With U.S.$200 Million

July 10, 2014

Usman A. Bello

The Task Team Leader, FADAMA 111 Additional Financing Project, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, has said that the World Bank is supporting the federal government's agriculture transformation agenda with $200 million.

Dr Oredipe disclosed this in Lokoja, during a workshop for project officers, policy makers and other stakeholders in FADAMA 111 additional financing projects across the country.

He said Fadama projects ( Fadama 1,11, 111) in the country have led to strong community empowerment, as they have helped farmers to define their needs, build self confidence, strengthen their participation and make critical investment to increase productivity and income.

He added that the fund is aimed at supporting key elements of the agriculture transformation agenda by focusing on farm productivity, performance of clusters of farmers engaged in rice, cassava, sorghum production and horticulture in six selected states.

He said the states involved in the project now include; Kogi, Niger, Lagos, Anambra, Kano and Enugu, adding that it would be extended to other states.

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Source: AllAfrica

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