In the Central African Republic, the livelihoods of 74 per cent of the population are dependent on the agropastoral sector, which also accounts for 52 per cent of the GDP.
“The project will be a transformation, and an excellent example of the strategic partnership between with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in priority Governorates.”
‘‘Our locally-milled rice can compete with foreign rice anywhere in the world and it is the best because it is natural without impurities.
“We take our partnership with IFAD very seriously and we appreciate the investments and the support that we are getting from you,” Lokpobiri said.
CASP is a value chain development project sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Speaking, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, commended the achievements of the CAF initiative, describing the programme as a boost to the Federal Government’s agricultural promotion policy.
“The selected beneficiaries were also given N70,000 each for the take off and will only pay back 50 per cent of the amount given as it is in IFAD-CASP N-Agripreneurs,”..
“We will strive to build on one another’s strengths and continue working with governments, donors and other partners to scale up our efforts throughout the Sahel region to achieve Zero Hunger.”