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OGUN AGRIC INSPECT STORAGE FACILITIES, CASSAVA DEMONSTRATION FARM AT IKENNE

OGUN AGRIC INSPECT STORAGE FACILITIES, CASSAVA DEMONSTRATION FARM AT IKENNE


The Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture On Monday,  in continuation of support services to Food Production and Processing locations in the State, visited the storage facilities and farm settlement in Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.


The Storage facilities in Ikenne which is owned by Federal Government and managed by Terra Agric (an affiliate of South West Agricultural company) has 10 silos with a capacity of 25,000 metric tons to store grains and also a ware house equipped with bagging facilities.


The company is patnering with the State as a major offtaker to assist farmers in storage in order to reduce post harvest losses.  

The Head Value Addition of Terra Agric, Mr Emmanuel Saseun; further noted that the storage facilities in Ikenne is to provide services for farmers in Ogun State thereby ensuring Food Security, Access to Market and Job Creation which aligns with the Agricultural Agenda of Ogun State. 


The team was also at Ikenne Farm Settlement to monitor the Cassava Demonstration Farm which was planted in October 2020.The 10 Hectares Cassava farm which is managed by Ogun State Cassava Revolution Programme is fully mechanised and was planted to serve as a model for learning for young Cassava Farmers under its Anchor Borrowers' Programme and to further ensure employment, food production and industrialisation in the State.  


There was also a stop over at the palace of the Limeri of Awa- Ijebu in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State . The team was welcomed and received by the Limeri of Awa-Ijebu, HRM, Oba Habib Awobajo and the Baales of Awa-Ijebu. A stakeholders meeting was later held at the palace to sensitize the community on various State Government intervention programmes which are tailored towards employment generation and linkage to assured markets for farmers, including the youths.


Some of the Officials of Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture present on tour included, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Dotun Sorunke; Director of Planning Research and Statistics, Mr Fashola; Programme Director, Ogun State Cassava Revolution Programme, Mrs Jokotoye among others.

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