Tuesday, April 23, 2024

NALDA Commissions Integrated Farm Estate In Imo

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commissioned Achara-Ubo Emekuku Integrated Farm Estate in Imo State, as part of its effort to create jobs for the youth and women as well as promoting food security.

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commissioned Achara-Ubo Emekuku Integrated Farm Estate in Imo State, as part of its effort to create jobs for the youth and women as well as promoting food security.

The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, at the commissioning program disclosed that in addition to the farm estate,  the federal government has also approves the rehabilitation of Songhai Farm and the establishment of 3 new cassava processing plant in the State.

NALDA through its initiative supports the drive for food security by harnessing the full potentials of the vast arable lands in Nigeria while assisting in diversifying the nation’s economy, empowering small and large scale farmers.

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The Achara-Ubo farm estate is situated in Owerri North local government area with a land capacity of on 35 hectares of arable land, equipped with access roads, drainage, 3 solar powered boreholes and street lights, with 6 poultry houses contain about 10,000 birds, 3 goat houses with 196 goats and 3 piggeries containing 108 pigs.

Ikonne went on to explain that the farm will lead to the provision of 600 direct engagement to farmers in poultry, piggery and goat farming, adding that about 200 additional entrepreneurs will be engaged in  the processing, packaging and export.

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“This farm was abandoned for 30 solid years and NALDA took over and development it, the farm is purely the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari to reactivate and reform the farm estate across the country”

“This farm will be a centre that will train farmers within and outside the Imo State and the 200 beneficiaries have been trained and empower with the knowledge and they are the first set of people to benefit from this project and as they pass out in the next 6 months, they will sort their own farming activities and another set of people will come in”, Prince Ikonne said.

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