Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 August 2009

Africa: 'U.S. $800,000 Spent on African Rice'

Abuja — About $800,000 has been spent on the purchase of fertilizers, improved seeds, tractors and Agro-chemicals to address the Africa food crisis under the Multi-National Rice Dissemination programme, the project coordinator, Dr Lawan Sani has said.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Dr Lawan said the New Rice for Africa project (NERICA) has also embarked on infrastructural development in the NERICA participating states. These include; Ekiti, Ondo, Kaduna, Taraba, Nasarawa and Ogun.

The project coordinator explained that three states -- Ekiti, Ondo and Kaduna have been given tractors each based on their performance on the field activities and adoption of NERICA project. He said other participating states will benefit soon.

The project was signed on the 12th of December, 2003 and became effective on 26th, April 2004.it is expected to end by December 2010.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2009 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.