FG to begin mechanised farming in 632 LGAs

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has stated that the ministry would begin agricultural mechanisation programme in 632 Local Government Areas in the country.

The policy, he stated, would ensure that Nigeria achieved food security, job creation and economic growth.

The minister said this when he received the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, in his office in Abuja.

Nanono explained that the initiative was expected to involve a full technology package transfer that would cover all stages, from agricultural production to industrial processing and marketing.

The minister told the governor that the programme would cover 632 LGAs across the country, adding that each of them would be fully equipped with administration and information technology workshop.

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