44,000 Ogun Farmers To Benefit From World Bank’s Intervention
Forty thousand farmers are expected to benefit from the World Bank assisted programme through agricultural intervention programmes of Ogun State Economic Transformation Project, OGSTEP.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina announced this during a familiarization and validation exercise to some places in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Dr. Adesina explained that the OGSTEP intervention programme included provision of farm infrastructure, such as road network, water and electricity supply that would link farmers to industrial process in order to create jobs.
While distributing two kilograms bags of maize seeds, cassava stems, cocoa and cashew seedlings to the farmers, the agriculture Commissioner expressed delight at the communities’ readiness for the programme.
Also, the Acting Programme Manager, OGSTEP, Dr. Oluseyi Olugbire explained that the programme was meant to enhance ease of doing business which would attract investors, strengthen the agricultural value-chains, rural infrastructure, private sector participation and technical assistance towards increased productivity.
Speaking on behalf of farmers in the community, the Olori-Oko of Sode Village, Chief Adesegun Shorinmade expressed joy at the intervention and thanked the government for the gesture.