Kwara State governor, Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq, has inaugurated the Cashew Nursery Management Committee (CNMC) to boost cashew production in the state.
Speaking at the event, AbdulRazaq restated his administration’s commitment to cash crops production in the state.
The CNMC is the brain child of Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the United States Department of Agriculture West Africa Pro-Cashew Project.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Shaba Maman Jubril, the governor disclosed that the pro-cashew project is a testament of his administration’s commitment to the development of agriculture in the state.
“Our partnership with private sectors like this organisation is a clear evidence of the open door policy of the present administration towards the development of agriculture and fulfilment of our promises to provide enabling environment for research, investment, businesses ,especially agro-business sub-sector,” he said.
He added that his government is committed to cash crops development with a view to enhancing both domestic and foreign earnings.
He noted that the state is endowed with favourable climate and good soil condition that permit mass production of cocoa, palm oil, cashew and other valuable tree crops.