BoA to sensitise youth, women on Anchor borrowers programme at Kaduna trade fair
The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) on Thursday said it would use the 38th Kaduna International Trade Fair to senitise women and youth on the benefits of accessing facilities under the Anchor Borrower programme and Agriculture Value-chain management.
Mr Oluremi Olaoye, the Bank’s Corporate Communications Manager, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
NAN reports that the 38th edition of fair, with the theme: Promoting Public Private Partnership as a panacea for accelerated Growth and Development will hold from Feb. 24 to March 5 in Kaduna.
Olaoye said that the bank, as a member of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) would explore the opportunity to promote the programmes.
“We shall participate in the 38th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair focusing on marketing our financial inclusion product to the two segments of farmers,” the official said.
NAN reports that some 15 states had enlisted on the anchor borrower’s programme, an initiative of the Federal Government, aimed at increasing food supply for local market and export.
The government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had released N14 billion as loan to farmers in the 2015/2016 dry season production.
More than 130,000 farmers participated in the production of selected high yield crops including Rice, Maize, Soybeans and Wheat.