The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) is set to establish a Garri processing plant in Ogun State to boost the Cassava value chain.
The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, made this disclosure Friday in Abuja in a statement after his courtesy visit to the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
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Ikonne said NALDA would also reactivate its 700 hectares of land for the establishment of an Integrated Farm Estate in the three Senatorial zones of the state in addition to the Garri processing and packaging plant that will soon come on stream.
“NALDA integrated Farm Estate is going to be sighted in the 3 senatorial zones in the state and the Integrated Farm Estate is a concept that takes in everything from production to processing to packaging and marketing and it would also have residential areas for farmers.
“Knowing that Ogun State has the largest capacity in cassava production, our Garri packaging plant would be located in Ogun State, whereby NALDA would be the off-taker from the farmers, they would process it and package accordingly and move it into the market,” he said.
He said establishing the plant in Ogun state would create more opportunities and encourage the farmers to produce more knowing there would be a reward.