Agency spent N46.2m dairy value chain development — Coordinator

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The Kaduna State Commercial Agricultural Development Project says it spent over 46.2 million on the dairy value chain in 2013 with 86 farms benefiting.

The state Project Coordinator, Mr Dalhatu Mustapha, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

Mustapha explained that the Commercial Agricultural Development Project is a World Bank-assisted intervention project that gives grants to the producers, processors and marketers.

The project is aimed at supporting commercial agriculture and small scale-farmers to attain food security and agricultural development

The project gives a grant of between one and five million naira depending on the cost of the project the potential beneficiary was embarking on.

The project assists farmers to transform their breeds, including the entire structure of the breeds for more and effective production of milk and also aids fast growth of the animal to survive harsh weather condition.

According to him, the project is also intervening in the areas of fruit tree and maize development by giving fertilisers, seeds, agro-chemicals and even tractors.

He said the the project recorded excellent cooperation from the beneficiary.

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