Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The Federal Government of Nigeria says it’s working out modalities to rebuild some of the Agricultural processing centers in Nasarawa state.
The Market Enterprise Development Adviser of Value Chain Development Program (VCDP), Mrs.
Fatima Buhari, stated this during a three-day working visit to inspect the implementation of the program in the Doma Local Government Area of the state.
The Market Enterprise Development Adviser explained that the visit was aimed at supervising their projects to ascertain the implementation and maintenance of the projects executed in the state.
Buhari commended the level of implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in the State.
“We are here to assess the level of implementation of the support mission for our beneficiaries”
“The visit is to check on our project work that we have done and how they are being maintained”
“So, for the assessment is very good and the beneficiaries are trying in the maintenance and we might likely come again to help rebuild some of the processing centers”, She said.
Nasarawa State Coordinator of VCDP, Dr.
Eunice Adgidzi, said the program was initiated to improve the cassava and rice value chain for small farmers in the state.
The VCDP was initiated by the Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The Nasarawa State Coordinator said the program completed multi-million naira projects across five LGAs in the state since inception.
She listed the five LGAs that were currently benefiting from the program to include, including Lafia, Doma, Wamba, Karu, and Nasarawa.
“So far, we have completed solar-powered boreholes, market stores containing ten stores each, market stalls containing fourteen stalls in each benefiting LGAs.
“Over 2, 233 farmers from 204 farmers organizations engaging in rice and cassava production, processing and marketing were profiled and benefiting from VCDP interventions across the participating LGAs,” she added.
Adgizi said VCDP has distributed 3, 850 kg of over varieties of seeds, 23,100kg of fertilizers, and 154 liters of selective and non-selective herbicides to 136 farmers.
Nigeria to Work out modalities to rebuild more Agricultural processing centers