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UNIDO To Establish 6 Crop Processing Zones In Nigeria

Channels Television  
Updated July 3, 2013

The federal government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will collaborate to establish six staple crop processing zones in the country.

At a methodology workshop held in Abuja, the Senior Technical Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Adetunji Oredupe said that the zones will be dedicated to facilitating modern processing capacity of value food chain in Kano, Kogi, Niger, Lagos, Anambra and Rivers states.

Mr Oredupe said that the processing zones will serve as a platform for private sector driven agro-processing investment.

He further revealed that government is also providing various incentives to support private sector agriculture investors.