Thursday, May 2, 2013

World Bank pledges $1 billion to boost agriculture in Nigeria

The World Bank has pledged to commit one billion dollars to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector in the next five years. Its Country Director, Ms Marie-Francoise Marie- Nelly, said this Thursday at a workshop on Gender and Agriculture Technical Dialogue in Abuja.“The World Bank is strongly engaged in agriculture, we are planning to commit almost one billion dollars in the next three to five years in agriculture.“Not only on this aspect of strengthening the capacity of women but also in strengthening the tools of production; and one area that I want to strengthen is irrigation.
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