Monday, February 13, 2012

Jonathan Targets 3.5m Jobs, 20m Tonnes of Food

The Moment
13 February 2012

THE Agricultural Transformation Action Plan (ATAP) of the Federal Government will create 3.5 million jobs and add 20 million tonnes of food to the supply chain by 2015, says the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.

Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, said to achieve this goal, the value chains of several priority crops were developed under the transformation programme, listing the crops as cassava, rice, cocoa, oil palm, sorghum, fishery and livestock.

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