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Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha on Saturday commissioned a $15 million agro-processing facility in St. Ignatius, Region Nine.
The facility is the result of a request made in 2020 by farmers for assistance with retrofitting the building, making it more modern.
The rehabilitated facility is expected to improve the socio-economic status of all within the region through the creation of employment for approximately farmers and 40 women. The facility will also have a positive impact on neighboring businesses and the government’s school feeding programme.
The facility’s production capacity is projected at 6,480kg of peanuts and cashew nut butter, and 50kg of dehydrated fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis.