• June 19, 2021

Lagos Partners OAU On Coconut Development

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The Lagos State Government has donated 300 coconut seedlings to the Teaching and Research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, for the establishment of a coconut plantation.

While handing over the seedlings at the Lagos Farm Centre, Oko Oba, Agege, on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya said the collaboration was part of the state’s ongoing coconut development initiative aimed at promoting and expanding the coconut value chain in the country.

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The commissioner, who was represented by Dapo Olakulehi, General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA), said the government would continue to collaborate with both private and public institutions to promote coconut research and development.

PROJECTED IMPACT: The collaboration will encourage research on the coconut value chain and provide improved products and by-products for investors and consumers, coupled with the fact that consequent to the increase in the demand for coconut products by 500 per cent in the past five years, according to the report by World Atlas, the Lagos State Government and Nigeria at large can benefit from this global market.

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