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Nigeria - Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1) - Executive SESA Summary

19-Mar-2013

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is instituting the National Economic Transformation Agenda whose aim is to diversify the economy from reliance on oil, assure food security and create jobs, especially for the youth. In line with this, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is implementing an Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) that will promote agribusiness, attract private sector investment in agriculture, reduce post-harvest losses, add value to local agricultural produce, develop rural infrastructure and enhance access of farmers to financial services and markets. The ATA sets out to create over 3.5 million jobs along the value chains of the priority crops of rice, sorghum, cassava, horticulture, cotton, cocoa, oil palm, livestock, fisheries, etc. for Nigeria’s teeming youths and women, in particular

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