World Bank to Support Lagos Farmers
THE World Bank is to help Lagos farmers increase agricultural productivity and enhance market access.
The State Project Coordinator, Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP), Mr. Kehinde Ogunyinka, who spoke in Lagos before the award of certificates to participants at its women and youth empowerment training, said 55 persons would be sponsored by the World Bank to start their businesses in areas such as rice cultivation, poultry farming and others.
He said the persons, which include women and youths were chosen from 125 persons, who were interested in participating in the training programme.
The Bank, according to the report, would support the farmers in the three value chains to create agro-business ventures that will be better managed as a step toward boosting livelihoods.
According to him, the World Bank through CADP has helped to lay the groundwork for vitalization, offering technical expertise, bringing international best practices and engaging stakeholders on building a shared vision to renew agro business development.
To achieve this, Ogunyinka said the bank and the State government are determined to improve every element of the value chain, from cultivation, harvesting, to packaging and logistics, to marketing.
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