The World Bank-assisted Commercial Agricultural Development Project (CADP) has raised a 10-kilometer feeder road connecting some rural communities in Enugu State, to ease evacuation of agricultural produce.
Mr Onyeme Nwodo, Programme Manager, Enugu State Agricultural Development Programme (ENADEP), the state’s supervisory agency of CADP, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday.
Nwodo said that the cost of constructing the road was N91.5 million. The road connected Agu Umunko and Agu Ukehe farm settlements in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state and also linked the old Enugu-Makurdi road.
He added that the rural road initiative was in line with the United Nations’ resolution to ensure devotion of 10 per cent of state and local government budgets to agriculture.
He urged the state and local governments to recruit more agricultural extension agents to help sensitise local farmers to increase their yields.