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The Lagos State Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project, assisted by the World Bank, is focused on improving yields and agro-processing development. The Project Coordinator, Mrs Oluranti Oviebo told participants at an Advocacy and Interaction Session in Lagos that the project will focus on three value-chains which include Rice, Poultry and Aquaculture. Oviebo said that the APPEALS project would enhance the agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers and improve value addition. “The project is basically to increase production output, processing and marketing. “We are also looking at ways to support farmers through introduction and adoption of improved technologies and to empower farmers through cash and/or inputs. “The project trains farmers and partners with research institutes to develop new ways that will aid improved yields,’’ she said. According to Oviebo, about 35 per cent of the beneficiaries will be women with no age limit, while the…