NIHORT, lawmaker, train 50 Ondo farmers on tomato production 



— To reduce post-harvest losses, unemployment 


By Dayo Johnson, Akure

In a bid to reduce post-harvest losses and unemployment, the National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), trained 50 unemployed youths and women, in Ondo state, on value addition in tomato production.

The Director/ Chief Executive Officer, of NIHORT, Dr Mohammed Attanda, said in Akure, the Ondo state capital, that the training was organised to achieve sustainable economic empowerment and growth in the commodity value chain of tomatoes.

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Attanda said that tomato is capable of impacting positively the economic development of Nigeria.

The training was organised in partnership with the member representing Akure North and South Federal Constituency, in the state, Hon Mayokun Lawson Alade, and aimed to equip trainees with skills on how to improve tomato production.

Attanda, speaking through a Director…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper