N124m to scale up Ogun agric value chain
Ogun State Government has paid N124.3million as counterpart fund to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP).
It is the only state that has paid counterpart funds for the state for 2014 and 2015.
Benue released N87 million as counterpart financing for 2015, Taraba and Ebonyi paid N37 million each for 2014 while Anambra and Niger released N15 million and 14.3 million respectively for 2014.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun while hosting the IFAD officials in Government House, Abeokuta recently said the state wants to commercialize production of Ofada rice and cassava to boost the state’s economy.
In her remarks, IFAD Nigeria Country Programme Manager, Ms Atsuko Toda told the governor that VCDP had sensitized farmers in three local government areas of the state to see agriculture as a business.The VCDP is a Federal Government of Nigeria and IFAD initiative that is supporting cassava and rice value chains for smallholder farmers in six states of Benue, Anambra, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba.
Community sanitation by GreenAiD at the Ungwar Rimi Kudu in Kaduna yesterday.