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It’s been a minute and I hope you have been doing great. The past weeks have been busy and I have a bunch of stuff to share but right now, thought I’d do a follow-up to the last post. So the Lagos state government decided to celebrate World Food Day and I gladly took part in the event. The event was titled 2014 World Food Day/Value Chains Empowerment.

World Food PostThe event was hosted by the Commissioner of Agriculture Prince Gbolahan Lawal and was organized by the state Ministry of Agriculture and cooperatives to empower farmers and marketers of agricultural products in Lagos State and also to celebrate the United Nations world food day with the theme: “Family Farming: Feeding the World, caring for the Earth”.

NG18A number of farmers and marketers had the opportunity to display and market their products. There was also a stand that provided people the opportunity to take a free HIV test.

NG13Shoprite had a stand at the event and showcased the popular(?) cassava bread, fruits and vegetables from local farmers

NG14More farmers and marketers doing their thing…

NG19Cross section of the audience. There were over 3000 people at the event!

NG15My biggest investor, a fellow farmer and friend, Dr Basorun (Permanent Secretary Agriculture) and yours truly!

The beneficiaries include 73 egg producers, 754 people who got 50 crates of eggs for marketing, 250 poultry farmers who got 40 bags layers mash, 30 people provided with 1,000 kg of maize, 60 kg cat fish for 296 fish marketers, 152 others who got outboard engines and 152 who received bundle nets, 295 people went home with 10 bags of pig feed each, 40 who had 10 bags of sheep and goat feed, 305 who received Personal Protective Equipment and 48 butchers who got meat processing accessories.

Other items distributed are agrochemicals, vegetable seed, 50kg bag of fertilizer to 242 farmers involved in vegetable production, another set for agrochemicals for farmers in horticulture, cassava cuttings, knapsack sprayer, agro chemicals and two bags of fertilizer each to 118 farmers involved in cassava production, while 85 kg of rice seed, agro chemicals and fertilizers were distributed to 43 rice production farmers and another 56 farmers involved in coconut processing got one coconut de-shelling machine each, one de-husking machine and one grinding machine.

Well done to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Lagos state government!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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2 thoughts on “World Food Day – Lagos Celebrations

  1. Impressive good update, hope the new government in Lagos is going to take cue from this and also have a Farmers day. This i think should be done yearly to encourage more nextgen farmers. If that is the case then all great.

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