USAID to Partner Cross River Govt On Agriculture

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Mr. Harvey Schartup, Managing Director of Markets II, an arm of the United States Agency for International Development, USAID has expressed the readiness of his organization to invest in the Agricultural sector in Cross River State.

Mr. Harvey Schartup whose organization is an arm of USAID disclosed this in Calabar, when he visited the state Commissioner for Agriculture.

He said the Agency will partner with the State in developing the Agricultural sector and further identified areas of interest which includes cocoa, cassava, maize, rice and soya beans production.

Harvey said Cross River State is rich in Cocoa production which when fully harnessed will provide job opportunities to the teeming youths in the state.

Responding the State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. James Aniyom, said the interest that USAID shown in collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture in boosting agricultural production in the state is a welcomed development.

The Commissioner said the collaboration will help in boosting production of targeted crops.

He said he is looking forward to when the MOU on the partnership interest will be signed to seal the agreement .

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