FG Disburses Start-Up Packs to Promote Agriculture
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Start-Up Packs to Promote Agriculture

The Federal Government has partnered with the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to disburse start-up packs to civil servants in a bid to boost agricultural development and enhance food security in the country.

Promoting Entrepreneurship and Food Security

The Agripreneurship Scheme, launched in March 2023, aims to encourage civil servants to venture into agriculture and provide them with the necessary support to succeed. The scheme aligns with the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021 to 2025, which seeks to enhance the welfare of civil servants and improve their efficiency in service delivery.

 

Training and Funding

A total of 87 civil servants participated in the initial training program, and 98 participants are currently enrolled in the second batch. Upon completion of the training, participants receive start-up packs from the government to kickstart their agricultural businesses.

Loan Facilities

The Bank of Agriculture provides credit facilities to eligible participants at a single-digit interest rate of 9 percent. Loan repayment is linked to participants’ salaries to ensure affordability.

 

Positive Impact

The Agripreneurship Scheme has already received positive feedback from participants. One beneficiary, Mrs. Eunice Tinko, expressed her gratitude for the scheme and assured the government that the disbursed funds would be used judiciously.

Overall, the Agripreneurship Scheme is a commendable initiative that has the potential to boost agricultural development, enhance food security, and empower civil servants to become entrepreneurs.

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