Akwa-Ibom to boost food sufficiency


Governor Udom Emmanuel, has reaffirmed his pledge to the people of Akwa-Ibom State on improved food sufficiency.

This he said when he visited the Cattle Ranch in Adadia in Uruan Local Government Area to know the state of its development.

The governor said the cattle ranch is one of the many agricultural sector based interventions his government is working upon to improve commerce, food sufficiency and closeness of raw materials for industries in the state.

San-Jo Agric Group, Mexico and Akwa-Ibom State Government, have the ranch as an IPP arrangement. According to the government, more than 89 youths have  secured employment in the Ranch to help in the cultivation of grass which the cattle in the ranch will graze on.

“The special grasses have been planted on well over 100 hectares of land, with four hundred hectares more to be cultivated”, he added.

Gov. Emmanuel revealed that upon completion, the Ranch will have an abattoir for meat processing , milk factory that will produce fresh milk and cheese and leather works factory to transform the skin of the cows into by-products like shoes ,boxes ,bags among others.

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