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Budget should accommodate women farmers, youths in Ebonyi – Stakeholders

By Peter Okutu Stakeholders within the agricultural sector in Ebonyi State, yesterday called on the present administration to increase the sector’s budgetary allocation for 2020 to accommodate Small Holders Women Farmers and youths in the State. Speaking during an event tagged: “Ebonyi State 2019 Agriculture Budget Analysis” organised by Participatory Development Alternatives, PDA, with supported
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Over 80 women farmers receive training on business mgt., record-keeping

The Bank of Agriculture, BOA, has various lending programmes, including lending at single digit to women farmers who operate corporatives of about 10 people. Under this single digit programme, the bank says, these women can access up to 1.5million. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Anchor Borrowers Programme introduced in 2015, is another. This allows farmers to borrow up to N250,000 provided they have an assured market.

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