(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), Mr Paul Ikonne, the body is set to establish an integrated farm estate in Imo State to complement the state government’s effort in eradicating poverty.
Ikonne made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, adding that that the farm estate would be established on a 400 hectare land in Umuneke and Umukabia communities of Ngor Okpalla Local Government Area of the state.
According to the ES, the farm estate would comprise different agricultural activities including fish farm, poultry, rabbit farm, maize farm, commodity market, residential areas and schools, assuring that the government would ensure that all the infrastructures, needed to make the farm estate an agricultural hub to reckon with, would be put in place.
The Imo Integrated Farm Estate will officially be commissioned in the state in August 2021.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The farm, which is projected to engage more than one thousand youths in the community at the initial stage, will hopefully grow into agro-industries and many other things for the benefit of the communities. It has the potential of helping reduce the rate of poverty in the area.