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FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by ogododo: 2:29pm On May 19, 2020
The Federal Government says it is targeting about five million jobs for farmers through the €995m agricultural mechanisation programme.

The initiative was aimed at boosting food security for the country.

Under the initiative, it added that facilities comprising tractors and other agricultural machinery were expected to be leased out to Nigerian farmers.

It stated that this was coming under the in-kind facility for agricultural mechanisation.

The in-kind facility, it added, was designed to help Nigeria attain food security, create jobs and diversify the economy from oil.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari, was quoted in a statement obtained on Sunday as saying the agricultural machines would come from Brazil.

He said when the programme took off fully, it would create at least five million jobs and 35 million nutritional effects and economic impact on Nigerians.

Kwasari said the agricultural machines from Brazil would set the basic foundation across 632 local government areas for proper agricultural service.

These machines, he added, would be leased out to the farmers for a fee, adding that the operations would be privately managed in a competitive manner.

He stated, “Services ranging from land preparation to harvest and storage will be provided timely and on-demand to all farmers in a move to enhance productivity of smallholder farmers that don’t need to own tractors and implements.

“Over 142 agro processing factories will be situated across all senatorial districts to create aggregation, intermediary and final processing of the increased farm outputs on the back of the 632 primary production supporting service centres in the respective LGs.

“This is meant to tackle the primary issues of post-harvest losses commonly suffered by smallholder farmers as well as to domesticate efficient supply chain operations where factories or aggregation hubs are closer to sources of raw material.”

On job creation, training and technological skill transfer, Kwasari explained that the programme was tailor-made to cater to the needs of private operators of the service centres, farmers, extension workers, regulatory and research institutions, among others.

He also disclosed that three years from now, Nigeria would be food secured for the various plant and livestock-related commodities identified to be supported by the programme across the states.

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Thiwalade: 2:29pm On May 19, 2020
cheesy
Are you food secure? Here's how to know

Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs in order to live an healthy and active life.
The problem of food insecurity is deeper than mere food availability.
To address the food insecurity in this nation, we must not only deal with food availability. This is why most government attempts to curb food insecurity fails.

For Nigerians to be food secure, four criteria must be met;

Food availability: increased production, physical available of food in an area at all times.

Food access: Social and economic access to food that is, is the food affordable to the common man?

Food utilization : how the body utilizes the food.
Are the people healthy enough to utilize the food produced.

Food stability : consistency of food regardless of war, political instability etc.

You can have food available but no money to buy.


You can have food available, money to buy but not be in good health.

You can have food available, money to buy and be in good health but due to covid 19, you aren't able to get food. If you can't fulfill all these criterion, you are food insecure.

So in my opinion,

Nigerians are not food insecure due to food availability alone, we are food insecure majorly because many lack economic access to food.

If we must achieve food security, here are the most important to address.

Good roads, to link farm produce and consumers this addresses issues of food availability and stability.

Hospitals to ensure good health which tackles the issue of food utilization.

Good economy to ensure the food is affordable for the common man.

Lalasticlala ... wink wink

Myndd44

Dominique

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by CodeTemplar: 2:30pm On May 19, 2020
Good headline but the normal issues that resist the fair actualization of such schemes is still very much around and abounds.

That's about N400, 000 millions to 5 million farmers or rather N80,000 per farmer in agricultural logistics like ground preparation, harvesting and cultivation.

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by youngsahito(m): 2:42pm On May 19, 2020
all will end with stealing and corruption..

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by fuckingAyaya(m): 2:45pm On May 19, 2020
Which of the Fg?

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Sheuns(m): 3:14pm On May 19, 2020
Always targeting or promising. We may not hear anything about this program afterwards.

They’ve been diversifying the economy since 2015, yet dollar trades for over 450 to the naira today. Abeg cut us some slack on this diversification you guys have been shouting. A serious government would have invested heavily in other non-oil sectors, but no; oil money dey sweet them. Lazy ass politicians.

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by PureGoldh(m): 3:14pm On May 19, 2020
Issoryt.....We been don dey hear dx kinda stuff since the day we were born.

E go better e go better...we wonder when e go be

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by stuffs4me(m): 3:15pm On May 19, 2020
Hmmm
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Olarewaju89: 3:15pm On May 19, 2020
They always target millions job every year and later nothing will happen. Fail government

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by salbis(m): 3:15pm On May 19, 2020
They don come again oo. Lairs!

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by InfoSources: 3:15pm On May 19, 2020
cool
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Onlinealaba(m): 3:15pm On May 19, 2020
I Am waiting for when the headline will be 'FG has' not all these 'we would' 'we shall' that they keep saying everytime . The result is what Nigerians are after not all this paper publications.

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by STREETSAN(m): 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
Lies
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Zimzy(m): 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
The face says a lot.
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Factfinder1(m): 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
Lies

More jobes where lost in the last 5years than any other time in the history of Nigeria

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by naija4life247: 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
FG is mad. I know a group of mad men when I see one.

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by meum: 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
This is super story

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Datagric(m): 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
Another way to siphon funds. Buhari and corruption are 5 and 5

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by theboxes: 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by seunny4lif(m): 3:16pm On May 19, 2020
Audio Agriculture grin

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Ok. It is noted.
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Adesina18111(m): 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Anoda Audio project...they keep on targeting everyday...but wen will they aim the target? undecided undecided

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Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by TheTourist: 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Lie lie FG. Whenever they reel out numbers like these I'm 80% skeptical it will be achievable. No be today them begin "create millions" of jobs angry grin grin grin grin grin
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by TheGreatFinesse: 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Lubbish
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Jacksonjames: 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Lies
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by ModestGal(f): 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
Am
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by kuntash: 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
These people should just stop na....

Haba,
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Emmaxx: 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
5 million jobs? tongue
Re: FG Targets Five Million Jobs From €995m Agric Programme by Babatunde40(m): 3:17pm On May 19, 2020
They deliberately put the amount in Euros to avoid it showing 1 billion dollars

995million euros is over $1 billion dollars

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