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FG, WHO train 1090 women and youths in poultry production, ginger farming under APPEALS



The Lagos State Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) has said it has trained about 790 women and youths in the state on modern poultry farming.

APPEALS project is an initiative of the Nigerian Government with support from the World Bank.

The Lagos State Coordinator of APPEALS project, Oluranti Oviebo said the farmers were also being exposed to modern poultry technologies to enhance production.

Oviebo said the training of the women and youths in poultry value chain is supporting quiet a number of farmers in new technologies, as they now have nipple fitted drinkers and palletized feeds for poultry farmers for those raising broilers.

With the training the government is also looking into how to empower farmers to ensure that they can maximize their production.

In Kaduna, the State Coordinator Dr Yahaya Aminu said they project was empowering ginger farmers in order to maximise production.

He said despite training 300 ginger farmers, the project was also targeting another 1000 ginger processors in terms of interventions.

kaduna APPEALS project is to collaborate with the farmers by supporting them in terms of improve quality of handling and processing”, Aminu said.