FG Set to Commission Additional Farm Estates in Abia, Imo

Alt: = "cultivated farm"

Federal Government of Nigeria has announced it plans to  commission additional two Integrated Farm Estates in Abia and Imo States of South-East Nigeria to create jobs through agriculture and encourage Nigerians to produce “what we eat and eat what we produce”.

The farm estates are the projects of  National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA). 

The farm in Abia State is located in Ariam Elu Elu in Ikwuano Local Government area of the state, while the one of Imo is located in Acharaubo Emekuku Integrated Farm Estate in Owerri North, Local Government Area.

The 100 hectares in Ariam Elu Elu Farm Estate is a 100 hectares farm  donated by the community. The farm settlement which is mainly for fish farming has 50 ponds with a capacity of 150,000 fingerlings and 3,000 fishes, three solar powered industrial boreholes, two kilometres of road with drainage, solar powered street lights, office block and residence area.

The project would benefit about 400 women and youth of the community who are already trained and prepared to eventually run the farm for their economic benefits.

Acharaubo Emekuku Integrated Farm Estate,  a 35 hectares  in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, which was abandoned for over 30 years is also ready for commissioning


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