Obaseki expands Agripreneur Scheme to cover piggery, cassava,oil palm

In a move to sustain the Agripreneur Scheme designed to boost food security and create wealth for farmers in the state, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has expanded the scheme to cover piggery, cassava and oil palm production, in more locations in the state.

Obaseki disclosed after attending the annual thanksgiving service of Omega Fire Ministries International, in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The governor said the state Agripreneur Scheme has recorded huge success, which necessitated its expansion to cover more crops and also livestock production, noting, “Because the scheme was successful in 2019, we are applying and expanding the facilities across areas like piggery, and crops such as cassava and oil palm.”

“Agriculture is the largest employer of labour and largest contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the country,” he added.

He said investment in Agriculture would create more employment opportunities, urging youths in the state…

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