Bende LGA, CSS Integrated Farms to partner in Agricbusiness

Bende LGA, CSS Integrated Farms to partner in Agricbusiness

By Chibunna Ikeokwu

Bende Local Government Area in Abia State has become a place of interest for investors in agribusiness to explore because of its land’s suitability for all kinds of agricultural practices.

Mayor of the council, Barr. Chijioke Nwankwo said that his council is open to investors in agriculture as he interacts with delegates from CSS Integrated Farms who paid a courtesy visit to his office in Bende Council Headquarters on possible areas of collaboration in agribusinesses and food production

Nwankwo explained the arable nature of the land especially in rice, maize, okra, cassava, yam, vegetables and fruit production.

Other areas includes cocoa, timber and palm oil adding that the local farmers lacks the necessary tools to harness in full the arable nature of the land in food production.

The Mayor further emphasized Bende’s rich soil composition and its abundant land resources, making it an ideal partner for strategic agricultural endeavors in the state.

He also commended Governor Alex Otti, for always identifying Bende’s strategic position in his economic growth initiatives by demonstrating his commitment to the region’s agricultural development.

Earlier, the training cordinator of CSS Integrated Farms, Dr. Chris Umunnakwe said that the visit is aimed at exploring potential partnership in the area of agribusinesses focusing on implementing advanced farming practices to improve agricultural productivity within the local government, equipping Bende youths with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in mechanized farming and identifying suitable locations for establishing agricultural production facilities within Bende LGA.

Accompanying the CSS Integrated Farms delegates are Dr. Cliff Agbaeze SSA to the Governor on Agriculture, Mrs. Margaret Ugoanusi, SSA to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs among others

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