Food security: Kwara govt. disburses N1bn to 540 farmers

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.

The Kwara Government has disbursed over N1 billion to 500 smallholder farmers and 40 commercial farmers to boost agriculture and food security in the state.

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara made this known on Monday in Ilorin, while speaking at the 2nd Harmony Agriculture International Fair (HAGIF).

He said that the government had also provided 2,550 hectares of land for smallholder farmers in the state.

He also said that 381 kilometres of rural roads would be rehabilitated in 2018 under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), in partnership with the World Bank and the Federal Government.

Ahmed described the Off-Takers Demand Driving Agriculture (ODDA) Scheme as an empowerment programme that was initiated to drive employment, boost food production and diversify the state’s economy.

He said that the objective of the…

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