FG, AfDB to develop agro industrial zones

The African Development Bank has resolved to partner the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote the special agro-industrial processing zones targeted at increasing food production capacity and promoting local, regional and international trade.

This was contained in a resolution reached at a two-day farm-to-fork dialogue held between December 3rd and 4th in Ilorin put together by Agro Nigeria farmers.

The dialogue themed “Eliminating the economic impediments to a prosperous commodity agribusiness”, was aimed at providing long-term solutions to the challenges the agricultural sector is facing in Nigeria.

The communiqué issued at the end of the event said women and youths were fundamental to the agriculture ecosystem.

It added actors and players in the agro industry agreed that the youths needed to be engaged actively in agribusiness.


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