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     FG Trains Farmers on Food Processing and Packaging in Rivers

    The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has trained farmers selected from different parts of Rivers State on food processing, packaging, value addition, and utilization to improve food security in the country.

    The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has trained farmers selected from different parts of Rivers State on food processing, packaging, value addition, and utilization to improve food security in the country.

    The Assistant Chief Agriculture Officer, FMARD Extension Department, Iboroma Gloria, who supervised the training, explained that the purpose of the emergency training was to educate youths and women on cassava processing, packaging, value addition, and how it can be properly utilized.

    The training that was held at the state’s Agricultural Development Program (ADP), which is a branch under the supervision of FMARD, had beneficiaries that consisted of youths and women who were trained on the food value chain.

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    Gloria noted that the training was organized to help beneficiaries know that cassava is not meant to be processed into garri alone, adding that there are other things that can come out of cassava to maximize profits from the crop.

    On his part, the FMARD supervisor for the yam training workshop, Amaibuama Orugbani, advised farmers to form cooperative unions, explaining that it would help them form one union where they could table all their complaints to the government in a uniform voice.

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    Also speaking was the FMARD supervisor for the tomato training workshop, Ubani George, who assured that the ministry will continue to train farmers from time to time in order to broaden their knowledge on ways to preserve their products.

    “We have successfully educated about 80 farmers on tomato production, and we believe that with training like this, the high cost of tomatoes will come down. George added

     

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