Tuesday, 24 March 2020

C'River APPEALS Project trains 1700 beneficiaries on different agro vaule chains

Ukorebi Esien | 20th March 2020 

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The Federal government's Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support – APPEALS with Cross River State as one of the six benefitting states has begun the training of over 1700 beneficiaries in the state. 

The Training of beneficiaries in the state had since begun on the 9th March at the Songhai integrated Farms Ltd. Itigidi, Abi Local Government Area where beneficiaries are trained in the production several agro vaule chains such as, rice, poultry, cassava, etc. 

Speaking to newsmen, during the opening ceremony the project Coordinator Mr. Marcel Agim, praised the governor Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade for tge foresight a d proactiveness in ensuring the state is one of the few beneficiaries in the country. Stating that the project will enhance the living conditions of the people and better livelihood to Cross Riverians. 

APPEALS is a six-year project developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholders designed to support policy thrusts on Food Security, Local Production, Job Creation and Economic Diversification

Cross River State is one of the six benefiting states in the country with the projects domesticated in the state and called Women & Youth Empowerment Programme, WYEP-Cross River APPEALS 

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