Women peeling cassava roots in a cassava processing centre (photo credit: IITA).
‘The US government, yesterday, said it has invested $75 million (about N2.3 billion) in [Nigeria’s] agricultural sector, just as it launched agribusiness partnerships with Chi Farms and Niji Foods. . . .
‘Speaking at the USAID Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Initiative in Lagos, Mission Director of USAID Nigeria, Mr. Michael Harvey, said that USAID aims to address development and business challenges to agricultural inputs and mechanization by providing quality technical advisory services and expanded market opportunities for smallholder farmers via these partnerships, noting that the partnerships will also capitalize on the untapped potential of smallholder farmers and small processors to help grow agribusinesses, create secure jobs, and boost economic growth in Nigeria.
‘Harvey said, “Since 2014, Feed the Future has invested $75 million in Nigeria helping 800,000 Nigeria farmers acquire improved seeds, fertilizers, tools and access…
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