Ogun ABP: Stakeholders agree on production cost of commodities


Ogun State Government and stakeholders in the Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP) have agreed on production cost of commodities.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, who disclosed this at the Town Hall Meeting organised for the stakeholders, at the Tech Hub Complex, Kobape, Abeokuta, said the ABP is a one-stop shop that will +esolve issues for farmers through provision of loans by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He said the state and the stakeholders had unanimously agreed on Fertiliser, cost of transportation, scaring of birds on rice farms and farmers’ equity, noting that CBN is providing the funds, while the state is providing the enabling environment, and the national commodity association are also involved in ensuring that farmers are linked to credit, inputs and ready markets.

The Chairman, ABP Steering Committee, Prof. Bola Okuneye said the committee had done the necessary paper works to have a successful scheme, revealing that the essence of the meeting is to establish a window between the farmers that are buying and those that are supplying them.

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