Women and Youth livelihood specialist based in Kaduna, Ibrahim Yakubu has said that the Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support Project(APPEALS), in Kaduna state is in the process of opening bank accounts for its trainees.
The development came as the World Bank approved 299 Agricultural investment plans of 800 trainees who applied individually for the initiative.
APPEALS project which covers Kano, Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos and Cross River was established to support small and medium-scale farmers in production of 11 selected produce which includes: wheat, rice, cocoa, cashew, ginger, aquaculture, tomato, maize, cassava, poultry and dairy.
Ibrahim stated that the initiative has covered about 3000 to 4000 beneficiaries since it began.
He also disclosed that the process of opening bank accounts, sorting BVNs and National Identity Number for the beneficiaries has begun.