AfDB To Set Up Staple Crop Processing Zones In Oyo, Imo, Six Others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that it will commence the implementation of Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs) in 8 states across Nigeria.

SCPZs which is an initiative of AfDB is targeted at locating crop processing zones in areas where the crops are being produced or areas with comparative advantage in the production of targeted crops.

The Senior Special Adviser on Industrialization, Office of the President, AfDB Group, Professor Oyelaran Oyeyinka said SCPZs is a locational model located within farming communities themselves.

Professor Oyeyinka said this while presenting a keynote address at the Feed Nigeria Summit held in Abuja with the theme “Post-COVID-19: A Repaired Food System, Pathway to a Revived Economy.”

He revealed the benefitting states to include Kano, Kaduna, FCT, Kwara, Ogun, Oyo, Imo and Cross River States. He said AfDB will work together with its partners to ensure we start Implementation this year.

The AfDB official said: “We want to ensure that as a model of a special economic zone the SCPZ is done in a different way. The SCPZ as a locational model is located within farming communities itself. It is a solution to solve the Nigerian issue in which we have had in stock for decades.

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