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FAO Steps into Nigeria to Boost Aquaculture

NIGERIA - In an effort to improve Aquaculture in the country and further make it competitive in the international community, the Food and Agricultural Organisation, (FAO) has provided $410,000 of funding support in the area of capacity building, seed development, and in other allied areas to support aquaculture development.

The fact can not be denied that there are enormous challenges in order to reach the proven destination therefore the much needed resources required from institutions and agencies are not only moral booster but would help significantly in achieving the five target needs of the project that are encapsulated in the National Security Program of which develop control aquaculture occupy a significant place, reports the Nigerian Guardian.

"Ruma, speaking recently in Abuja while addressing the country representative from FAO, Helder Muteia, said that the ministry was glad that the international community has responded to the direction of government policies and have since provided funding support for fishery development" the news agency says.

It added that the funds will also go towards training capacity building for seed development and for feeds, which demonstrated the support from the international community in the direction of where Mr. President is carrying Nigeria's agriculture in the years to come.