The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has announced that Nigeria would partner with the Brazilian government on the supply and distribution of 10,000 tractors to farmers across the country.
He stated that the partnership with Brazilian counterparts would ensure the provision of 10,000 units of tractors, 50,000 units of assorted implements and equipment for assembly in Nigeria, 142 turnkey factories for agro-processing as well as training of the project beneficiaries over a period of five years.
The minister gave the indication at the opening ceremony of Africa’s Agricultural machines and equipment technology expo on industrialising Africa’s agriculture through technology and innovation that was held in Abuja recently.
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