Nigeria to Benefit from $13.5mn Cocoa Initiative


The ongoing drive of the federal government to give more attention to the agricultural sector received a boost at the weekend with the selection of Nigeria and three other African countries for the African Cocoa Initiative which will lead to the establishment of 100,000 cocoa farms in the selected countries at the cost of $13 million.

According to Country Representative of International Centre for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development (IFDC) in Nigeria, the organisation bankrolling the project, the other African countries are Ghana, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire.

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