The Lagos State Government has inaugurated the 2021 Agricultural Value Chains Enterprise Activation Programme that will support women, youths and vulnerable people with agricultural assets and inputs.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday while inaugurating the distribution of the agricultural assets and inputs at the Police College, Ikeja, said the initiative would support 3,000 beneficiaries.
He said, “Our administration is supporting 3,000 women, youths and vulnerable Lagosians with equipment and agricultural input that will help make a significant difference in the quality and scale of their agricultural practice. The interventions will cut across a wide range of participants in the agricultural value chain: farmers, processors and merchants of fish, poultry, pigs, as well as rice and other crops.”
Sanwo-Olu said that the goal of the AVCEAP scheme was to make life easier for farmers in the state.
“We want to make life easier for our farmers and agriculture workers. We want to make it easier for them to clear their land, grow high-quality crops, raise healthy animals, and process their output. There are clear benefits in terms of health, productivity, employment, and so on,” he added.
Also, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said, “All these strategies are in addition to the window of opportunities that will be created for youth engagement as articulated in the Lagos state Agricultural and Food Systems Roadmap over the next five years.”Follow us on social media