The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the distribution of produce processing machines to farmers in rural areas.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this during a chat with journalists on the outcome of the council’s meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ogbeh who explained that the project was another indirect measure meant to discourage rural-urban migration in the country said that the machines would boost cultivation and processing of local produce.
The Minister also said the project was being executed in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, adding that each beneficiary must be registered with the village chiefs and all security agencies for easy identification and repayment of the loan.
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