By Fatima Muraina
Over 5,000 beneficiaries of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economics Stimulus (NG-CARES) are currently undergoing entrepreneurship management and record keeping training in Ondo state.
The state Fadama lll Project Coordinator, Mr Olusiji Olatunji disclosed this in a chat with The Hope yesterday in Akure.
He said the training was to close the gap observed in the development capacity of farmers.
Olatunji said the farmers are trained on good management, contract registration, conflict management, saving culture and credit mobilization including the use of the internet to improve their businesses.
According to the state Coordinator, the beneficiaries who were earlier trained on pre- development training before disbursement of incentives, met the project expectations for utilizing the resources given to them .
He urged them to also make the best use of the entrepreneurship to boost their economy and to alleviate poverty as well as ensure food security.
The Fadama lll Project Communication Specialist, Mr Funmilayo Ikueduranmi earlier hinted that a total of 5,626 farmers undergoing training were drawn from the 18 local government areas of the state.
Ikueduranmi who said the the coordinating office require consultants for the training in all the benefiting communities in the local government areas.
added that the beneficiaries would be trained in dynamic and record keeping, agric business and credit management, use of social media, conflict resolution and contract negotiations.
Beneficiary farmers, he further stated, includes poultry production, piggery assets, fish production, maize production, goat assets, rice production, cassava production and tomato production among majority of others.