World Bank APPEALS Project, FG to Train Journalists On Development Communication

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All is now set for the World Bank’s Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS) project training workshop for some selected agricultural journalists in Nigeria on development communication.

The training workshop tagged “Workshop on Development Communication: Case Study of Reporting the APPEALS Project” is scheduled to commence on Monday 26th July and end on 27 July, 2021 in Nasarawa State.

APPEALS project is a 6-year project designed in line with the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The project is also targeting to empower about 60,000 persons on 11 agricultural value in six states.

It is also expected that 35 per cent of the beneficiaries of the project will be women and youths who will be empowered along Rice, Cocoa, Poultry, Cashew, Maize, Ginger, Diary, Wheat, Tomato, Cassava and Aquaculture value chains.

The National Project Coordinator (NPC) of APPEALS, Mr Mohammed Jobdi recently, said the project is designed in line with the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) of the Federal Government.

He noted that the project development objective is to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers and improve value addition along priority value chain in the participating states.

He listed the participating states and value chains to include Cross River (Rice, Cocoa, Poultry), Enugu (Rice, Cashew, Poultry), Kaduna (Maize, Ginger, Dairy) Kano (Rice, Wheat, Tomato), Kogi (Cassava, Cashew, Rice), Lagos (Rice, Aquaculture, Poultry).

The project was approved by the World Bank on March 23, 2017 and became disbursement effective on May 24, 2018. It is expected to close by September 2023.

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