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December 30, 2016

By Ezekiel Enejeta

No Govt Funding Yet As farmers Wait For Policy Implementations 640x381At least, 219,837 farmers in 17 states of the federation are participating in the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this yesterday in Jibia, Katsina State at the inauguration of the 2016/2017 Dry Season Farming. Emefiele said 246,837 hectares had so far been cultivated under the programme.
He revealed that the programme was aimed at supporting farmers with agricultural inputs to enhance productivity, create job opportunities and diversify the country’s economy.
He said CBN had linked more than 120,000 rice and wheat farmers with reputable millers.
The governor, represented by the Director, Development Finance, Mr Olaitan Mudashir, said the millers had adequate capacity to meet the country’s rice needs.
According to him, CBN has set aside some funds from the N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Funds (MSMEDF) in furtherance of the Anchor Borrowers Programme.
http://www.financialwatchngr.com/2016/12/30/219837-farmers-participate-anchor-borrowers-programme-cbn/

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