The Train-the-Trainers Programme for Agricultural Extension Workers in support of the recently empowered 3,500 Ogun State Cassava ABP nominees was concluded on Friday, 8th May, 2020, at the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP) Zonal Office in Sagamu LGA.
The training programme was held in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines on gathering, hygiene and health standards. The trained extension agents would assist each of the recently empowered 3,500 farmers; and also serve as role models to other farmers, both practising and intending.
The team was at the Ikenne Farm Settlement to monitor land clearing for linkage of additional beneficiaries to cleared land in the State’s Agricultural Intervention Programmes for youths, including Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP).
The continuous rise in the number of youths requiring linkage to cleared land, necessitated the need to extend land clearing to existing Farm Settlements/Institutes. There was also a visit to the Agro Input sales office of the Agro Services Corporation in Ikenne, Ikenne LGA.
The support for Food Production and Processing locations across the State also continued with farm/facility tours of Master Meats Farm, Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area Combined Rice Mill at Atan, Ijebu North East Local Government and Longcottage Agro Ventures Ltd, Odosimadegun, Ijebu North East Local Government.
Master Meat, the popular meat vendor at Shoprite locations, is a leasee of Ogun State Government with livestock farm in Ikenne, Ikenne, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.