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Business - Economy Updated: April 18, 2024

Food production: Niger state to assist farmers acquire free carbon credit funds

By Felicia Abisola Olamiji
April 18, 2024
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The government of Niger State has revealed plans to assist at least 2,500 farmers in the state by providing access to the Federal Government’s carbon credit-free funds, aimed at boosting food production.

This announcement was made by Dr. Mathew Ahmed, the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in Minna during the inauguration of this year’s wet season farming.

Carbon credits allow companies that are unable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to offset these emissions.

He stated, “Let me announce to you that we are partnering with a company to help our farmers get carbon credit-free funds to increase food production.’’

“This will help the farmers to know how the soil will absorb carbon to help the development of their crops.”

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“We will help the farmers take their soil samples and analyse them to benefit their agricultural activities.”

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Felicia Abisola Olamiji

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