The Avocado Society of Nigeria has urged the government to deploy resources toward harnessing the development of Avocado as it has export potentials of generating N12 billion annually for the country.

The chief executive officer of the group, Ambassador Adeniyi Bunmi, in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP, said Avocado is currently doing very well in southern and central parts of the country but not on commercial basis.

Speaking with LEADERSHIP, he said because farmers currently do not have access to funds, the Society is helping to set up some farms for members across the country.

He said: ‘‘This is majorly in South East, South West and South South states, in particular Imo, Ogun, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Cross river and Oyo. Some farms are available but less abundant in Lagos, Bayelsa, Taraba and Rivers state. Read More…

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