FG to establish Staple Crop Processing Zone in Edo

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BENIN—THE Federal Ministry of Agriculture has said that plans were underway  to provide support to Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, Edo State, to enable it achieve its planned structured investment of $75 billion to cover mill and plantation expansion of the company in the next four years.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, in Okomu, during the commissioning of the company’s new 30 metric tons fresh fruit bunch per hour mill, said that the ministry will work towards partnering Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc and other stakeholders to determine the feasibility of establishing a Staple Crop Processing Zone in Edo State and also engage some partners to support mechanisation, infrastructure and other agro-business needs of a Staple Crop Processing Zone.


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