Federal government efforts to revive agrico-economy sector in the country has received a boost as the United States Government has voted $60 million to further boost farmers’ productivity in Nigeria.
USAID Mission Director for Nigeria, Dana Mansuri, who disclosed this at a programme to mark the end of the first phase of USAID Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS) in Abuja, stressed that the US government would commit the fund to the next phase that would commence first week of May 2012.
Mansuri, noted that the second phase of USAID MARKETS project aimed at increasing the output of Nigerian farmers and help them commercialize six targeted commodity groups which include rice, sorghum, cowpea, dairy, aquaculture, and sesame.
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