Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Damilola Adekanlu

Over 50 private sector investments have responded to the call for participation in the Agricultural Industrialization Agenda of Ogun State; to link Ogun State farmers and Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) nominees to market.

In February 2020, Mr Biodun Onalaja, Managing Director of Hyst Global Business Limited (Okun Rice), wrote the Ogun State Government for support and partnership in setting up a new Rice Mill and for the Aggregation of farmers for sustainable supply of paddy rice.

This Entrepreneur, who is an indigene of Ogun State, has signed an offtake agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture to buy rice paddy from Ogun farmers who might be in need of market.

The Ministry of Agriculture team (also providing technical backstopping) was in his facility earlier today, Friday, 1st May, 2020, to follow up on his farm and facilities, as part of Government’s support to production and processing locations, during this pandemic period.

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