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Lagos distributes inputs to farmers

Vanguard - October 26, 2014

The Lagos State Government has distributed various farming inputs to farmers in the state aimed at boosting food production under the Agricultural Value Chain Empowerment Programme.

At least 747 beneficiaries received inputs in the areas of fishing, piggery, sheep and goat, egg marketing, feed mill, poultry feed, fish feed, cassava, aquaculture, rice, fish marketing, coconut, vegetable, horticulture and butchery.

Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Gbolahan Lawal at the empowerment presentation at the Fish Farm Estate Odogunyan in Ikorodu, said Governor Fashola’s administration had promised to reduce poverty by ensuring that the programme became an annual event.

Meanwhile, Some of the farmers said with the ongoing urban transformation of the area, it was no longer favourable for farming activities.

Some of the farmers, urged the state government to discourage the activities of land grabbers, who they alleged, have taken over the farmlands in the area, saying many lands allocated for farming have been converted to residential and shopping arenas.

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