The Lagos State government through the World Bank-assisted Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project, is set to begin the construction of 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas in the state.
Abisola Olusanya, the state Commissioner for Agriculture,made the disclosure during the activities to commemorate the second year of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
Olusanya said the four farm cluster areas the construction would be executed were Igbodu in Epe, Araga, Epe, Erinkorodo in Ikorodu, and Afowo in Badagry.
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The commissioner further assured that the completion of the access roads would ensure smooth movement to and fro the farms, noting that it would reduce losses encountered by egg farmers as a result of the bad road and also improve the productivity of the concerned farmers.
According to her, evaluation and engineering design for the four roads had since been finalized and construction would commence immediately.
APPEALS Project is a national project implemented through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) with the support of the World Bank,targeted at bolstering the productivity of small-scale farmers in the three identified value chains of poultry, aquaculture, and rice production through capacity building, provision of infrastructure, and empowerment.
The project is centered across six states including; Cross River,Enugu,Kaduna,Kano,Kogi and Lagos.
Business News December 18, 2019