The Federal Government has engaged over 140 trainees to support the take-off of 129.17 million dollars about 46.83 billion naira agricultural scheme in the Niger-Delta.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed this at the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise-Niger Delta, LIFE-ND; Project Facilitation Training in Port Harcourt.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD is investing 60 million dollars while the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC will provide 30 million dollars for the project.
The Federal Government will invest about 4.91 million dollars while Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rives states will collectively contribute 3.76 million dollars.
The Country Representative of IFAD Nadine Gbossa said, the agricultural scheme would enhance food security and income generation when fully implemented. She noted that IFAD had in December 2017 approved the financing to the Federal Government for the funding of LIFE-ND project.