‘Each state can create 100,000 jobs with coconut farms, value chains’

‘Each state can create 100,000 jobs with coconut farms, value chains’

Agriculture | Sep 3, 2020 07:14am | FORUM 234 Connect |


State and local governments with appropriate land and water resources have been urged to embrace coconut cultivation and value chain development as part of development and business activities to diversify the economy, create additional sustainable jobs and increase forestation for better quality of life.

The calls came as the World Coconut Day was celebrated yesterday to promote economic and poverty alleviation potential of the tree crop, as well as environmental benefits.

A coconut plantation and value chain investment advocate, Mr John-Bede Anthonio, disclosed that cultivating coconut plantations is a money-spinning business suitable for youths, women, retirement plans and if done in a large scale, could employ millions of Nigerians through export potentialities.


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