Umuahia â€” The Abia Agricultural Development Programme, ADP, says it has set up an Agriculture Resource Centre to train farmers in income generating activities.
Mr Enyinnaya Elekwachi, the Programme Manager, disclosed this in Umuahia, at the launch of the ADP Rural Institution Revitalisation Programme and the distribution of cassava cuttings, seeds and seedlings to farmers.
The centre, to be known as, Mercy Odochi Orji Women Resource Centre, would be equipped with processing, packaging and storage facilities to encourage value addition, while also providing market information, Elekwachi said.
â€œWith added value, farmers will be able to sell their products at willÂ rather than out of threat of spoilage,â€ he said.
He said the launch of the programme was aimed at revitalising and refocusing rural institutions in the state.
â€œThe objective of this exercise is to re-engage and mobilise our rural institutions. This involves a survey of the institutions in order to locate them and assist them gain legal status by registering them and providing other intervention programmes targeted at the specific needs of the people,â€ he said.