Ondo to benefit from FAO’s $6m investment
By Kehinde Oluwatayo
Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Asiwaju Adegboyega Adefarati has revealed that the state has been considered for Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO’s $6million investment in the country.
According to him, Ondo and River states were considered for the investment which is going to be on cocoa and oil palm value chain.
He said that the loan was approved in Madrid, Spain adding that the state received a letter to that effect last week.
“I will attend a meeting in Abuja next week to know the modalities it will take but we have been written to”, he said.
While saying that the mandate of the ministry is to enhance food supply and security in the state, Adefarati added the ministry support anything in that regard.
Highlighting some of the achievements of the ministry in recent time, Adefarati mentioned the inclusion of the state in 10million USD support for Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise-Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) programme to run in the state for six years in the first phase.
He also said that the state is participating in Livestock Productivity, Resilience Support worth 200million USD among 14 beneficiary states in the country.