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Ondo to benefit from L-PRES intervention

By Fatima Muraina

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Ondo state farmers to  benefit from the construction of livestock incinerator, sheep and goat markets, construction of cold chains facility, renovation of state Vet Hospital laboratory among other support to boost livestock’s production, resilience and commercialisation in the state.

This was  contained in a report presented by the State Project Coordinator of Livestock Productivity and ResiliencebSupport (L-PRES) Project, Mr Olufemi Adeogun to the third  Implementation Support Mission of the project in Akure, the state capital.

Mr Adeogun told the team comprising the representatives of the World Bank and the National Coordination Office of the Project that designs for the implementation of the  projects were ready.

In addition, the State Coordination Office is establishing a pasture farm on Ondo road for livestock farmers, while it has successfully inaugurated Grievance Redress Committee across the 18 local governments of the state to solve various conflicts and crises among farmers and herders.

The above achievements, he said were in addition to the over  13,000 poultry  farmers  pig, sheep and goat including processors and marketers in the  selected value chains for the state.

Reacting to the development, the Team Task Leader of the World Bank Project , Dr Manievel  Sene noted that considering the onboarding of the State, the SCO was still on course with level of performance but identified areas to improve upon for successful implementation

The National Project, Coordinator of the project Dr Sanusi Abubakar, emphasised that L-PRES project is the intervention of the World Bank through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to liberate the livestock sector of the country in which the state was among the 20 states for the project.

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As a supervisory ministry for the state, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Olayato Aribo as well as the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Foluke Tunde-Daramola promised to ensure speedy implementation of the project in the state.

Earlier, the team had visited some farmers and facilities in the state for first hand information and to identify areas for intervention.

L-PRES is a six-year World Bank assisted project through the federal  Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security .

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