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NDDC Project HOPE Demonstration Farms Inspected In Akwa Ibom



Ambassador Fubara with the team inspecting the farms

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has inspected a demonstration farm in Akwa Ibom State as part of its Holistic Opportunities for Programmes and Projects of Engagements programme, codenamed Project HOPE.

The farm, spanning 100 hectares across ten clusters, aims to promote food sufficiency in the region by engaging local farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture practices.

The farm locations are Idu in Uruan Local Government Area and Ikot Esen in Itu Local Government Area.

Ambassador Blessing Fubara, Lead Consultant of Project HOPE, expressed optimism about the project’s potential, stating that it will empower local farmers and ensure food security in the region.

Ambassador Fubara emphasized the project’s goal of creating a sustainable food system that benefits the people of the Niger Delta region.

He expressed hope that the project will have a significant impact on the region’s economy and the lives of its people, leading to economic growth and development.

The Lead Consultant also commended Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, NDDC Managing Director; Governing Board Chairman, Mr Chiedu Ebie, and the entire Commission for working assiduously towards addressing the needs of the people of the region.

“We expect Project HOPE to be a catalyst for economic growth and development in the region. By engaging local farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture practices, we hope to create a ripple effect of economic growth and development that will benefit the entire region,” he added.

Mrs. Winifred Madume, Director of Agriculture and Fisheries in Project HOPE, also expressed confidence in the project’s potential, noting that the inspection and verification exercise was essential and promising.

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Diaspora Digital Media understands that the Project HOPE initiative is a significant step towards achieving food security and sufficiency in the Niger Delta region.

With its focus on engaging local farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture practices, the project is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of the people in the region.

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