By Citizens platform
The World Bank has extended the Fadama III programme in Nigeria from three to four years.
According to the South -West Fadama Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Rasaq Salau, the bank also approved N200 million dollars for the execution of the programme which would begin full implementation in January 2014.
Salau stated this Wednesday in an interview in Ondo state.
He said that all the states in the federation would participate in the programme, which would concentrate on the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government.
“The programme will involve people who are into production to go into value addition as well as branding and packaging in all crops.
“The Federal Government is determined to stop rice importation by 2015 and the minister of Agriculture has been charged to ensure that only quality rice is produced.
“Fadama will handle the money on behalf of the Federal Government for the project,” he said.
Source: Citizens Platform
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