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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

EU commits N2.5b to improving quality of agric produce in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) says it has earmarked N2.5 billion to support and improve the standard and quality of four Nigerian agricultural products. Mr Filippo Amato, the Counsellor and Head of Trade and Economics Section of EU, disclosed this at a National workshop on the Development of Standards and Engagement of the Private Sector, in Abuja on Thursday. The workshop with theme, 'Standards and Quality-Unleashing the Potentials of Agricultural Products to Grow Non-Oil Exports in Nigeria’, was organised by EU in collaboration with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). He listed the pilot products to be support to include shea butter, melon seed, dry beans and leather. According to him, part of the strategy is to make sure that these commodities are processed according to agreed and acceptable standards to ensure that they are not rejected both at the EU border and other countries.

Source: nigeriatoday.ng