The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has built the capacity of no fewer than 100 farmers in Anambra. The agency organised a two-day capacity-building programme for farmers on agro-process, under its Products and Marketing Enhancement Scheme. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director-General of SMEDAN, Mr. Olawale Fasanya, said the training was aimed at providing technical support services to Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSMEs) in agro-allied businesses on product development, from farm gate to market.
Fasanya, who was represented by an Assistant Director in the Agro Business Department, Mr. Hilary Okwor, said the training was also aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in agro development in the areas of product development, storage, standardisation, sales and marketing. He said SMEDAN was collaborating with relevant stakeholders to provide standard product development services, to promote market access and encourage competitiveness.
Source: The Punch