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Nigeria: Osun state government to boost agri-business

In south-western Nigeria, the Osun State government has pointed out that agri-businesses are to be encouraged in the state, to pave the way for increased economic development. According to State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security Adedayo Adewole, the state sees agriculture as a catalyst for economic development.

He stressed that since the government would encourage commercial agriculture, the state is already looking for more farmers to participate in commercial farming. He noted that more than 1,000 hectares of land had been set aside to accommodate cultivation of Onions, tomatoes, vegetables as well as poultry production.

Speaking on the state government’s plan to encourage local plant root to boost cassava, yam production, cocoa seedlings and banana, he disclosed that the state had distributed over 3,000 cassava stems to farmers in all the 30 local government areas in the state.


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