Kwara To Become Livestock Processing Hub of North Central
The Kwara State Government’s resolve to ensure that the state becomes a hub for livestock processing in the North Central zone has received a huge boost with the ongoing stakeholders engagement, consultation and assessment in Lata, Patigi Local Government Area.
According to reports, an advanced team of the African Development Bank (AfDB), consisting of Miss Florentine Tchoffo, Mr. Chigoziri Egeruoh, Mr. Innocent Onah, and led by Bakia Mbianyor, embarked on the mission to Kwara State for the Special Agro Processing Zone (SAPZ) project in Kwara State.
The Agro processing zone which is an integrated development initiative designed to concentrate on agro processing activities within areas of high agricultural potential to boost productivity, integrate production, processing and marketing of selected commodities will enable agricultural producers, processors, aggregators and distributors to operate in the same vicinity to reduce transaction costs and share business development services for increased productivity and competitiveness by bringing adequate infrastructure such as energy, water, roads, ICT to rural areas of high agricultural potential.
According to reports, the Zone is also expected to attract investments from private agro industrialists and entrepreneurs, who will in turn contribute to the economic and social development of rural areas to support the State Government effort towards addressing the issues of Agricultural value chain/addition in the State.