AFDB Plans Investment in Four States to End Hunger

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African Development Bank (AFDB) plans to invest in four states of the federation to end hunger in the country in an effort to actualise the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving food security by 2030.

The African Bank said it expects governments of the benefiting states of Benue, Ebonyi, Sokoto and Ogun to come up with proposals on how the bank could assist them to end hunger in the states. They are also expected to select two crops and one livestock where they have comparative advantage and submit the estimate to committee on the Zero Hunger Project before the end of the year.

The Director, Agriculture and Agro Industry Department, AFDB, Dr Chiji Ojukwu, disclosed this during the final committee meeting on Zero Hunger by 2030, chaired by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and also supported by the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA).

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