As part of efforts to cement its relations with Nigeria, the Chinese Government has built a 6-billion dollar agriculture development centre that will expose Nigerian farmers and others in the value chain to global best practices in agriculture Production.
Situated in Abuja, the facility is expected to serve as a skills acquisition centre to help local farmers adopt new farming methods, enabling them to plant and harvest products that can compete favourably in the international market.
The centre built by the Chinese government is expected to help Nigeria adopt modern agriculture techniques to attain food sufficiency and increase foreign exchange earnings through the export of produce.
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It comes with a world-class facility that covers the entire agriculture value chain ranging from mechanisation, quality of seedlings, and use of technology to information and research
Officials from Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture, who visited the centre were impressed by what they saw, saying the facility will add value to the country’s agriculture sector.
The over 6 million US dollar project, which started in 2013, is a grant to the Nigerian government to strengthen the Nigerian-China relations for mutual benefits further.
Editor: Amaechi Anakwue