OVER 2,000 beneficiaries of Edo State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agriprenuer programme in five Local Government Areas of Edo State have praised the training and disbursing of N202m to farmers to expand their businesses.
90 beneficiaries each were selected from five LGAs, which included; Ovia South West, Orhionmwon, Akoko Edo, Etsako West and Esan South East. The beneficiaries got grants of
N90,000 each at the end of the training on fishery, crop production (cassava and water melon), poultry and pig farming.
A beneficiary in Ubiaja, Esan South East LGA, Ayemere Ese, said with the start-up grant and skill acquired, he will be able to expand his business as a farmer and contribute to the food sufficiency drive in the state.
The focal person, Edo SDGs, Mrs. Ifueko Alufohai said the programme was designed to enable the farmers acquire modern techniques in farm cultivation and empower them to expand their farms, in line with the Governor Obaseki-led administration’s agricultural reforms to attain food sufficiency.