Kogi, 5 Other States To Benefit From $200m World Bank Agro Intervention.

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Yahaya Bello’s Agricultural drive is getting international support as Kogi, Lagos, Kano, Cross River, Kaduna and Enugu states are to benefit from the 200 million dollars appeals project of the World Bank Agro intervention.

The intervention is part of measure which is aimed at enhancing agro-processing, productivity and livelihood.

The project is in line with the Agricultural Promotion Policy which focuses on food security, local production, job creation and economic diversification and the objective of the project is to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers and improve value addition along priority value chains that are Cashew, Cassava, Rice, and Maize for Kogi state.

“This will be achieved through supporting farmers’ productivity and their linkage to markets”.

The intervention will facilitate agricultural products and Cashew processing, facilitating farmers and small and medium businesses’ clustering and connection to infrastructure network and business services.

This intervention project targets 10,000 direct beneficiaries and 50, 000 indirect beneficiaries in Kogi state. 35 per cent of the beneficiaries will be women, while 5 – 10 of the beneficiaries will be people with disabilities.

Governor Yahaya Bello Agricultural Revolution in Kogi is yielding result and we know, the new oil is agriculture, which is why the Governor is putting all his efforts in making sure that sector succeeds for his people.