News: Lagos Partners With SwagCo on Rice Production

In an effort to increase food production in the State, the Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on rice production with the South-West Agricultural Company (SWAgCo).

According to Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, the MoU is not only essential but also relevant to the development of the rice value chain throughout the State.

He noted that Lagos must generate at least 40% of the paddy required by the Imota Rice mill, and he added that, in order to help

the State's rice farmers develop their skills and establish a variety of capacities, the South-West Agricultural Company (SWAgCo).

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