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World Bank Project aids Nigerian poultry farmers

In Nigeria, the World Bank's Fadam III Development Project - to cost $440 mln - will benefit small-scale businesses, including poultry farms, reports All Africa.

Dr Sidi Jammeh of the World Bank has said that of the $440 mln, the World Bank will contribute $250 mln while the 36 states of the federation and Abuja will contribute $77 mln.

Dr Jammeh said the programme will empower communities by giving them resources that will enhance their productivity.

Zamfara state coordinator of National Fadama III Development Project, Alhaji Aliyu Altine Shinkafi, said that the project is aimed at empowering the people of the state to take charge of their own development agenda through a 'Demand Driven Development Approach'.

He said that NFDP would provide Fadama User Groups (FUG) with all the financial services and matching grants they needed for small-scale productive economic ventures.

Natalie Berkhout

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