This programme involves the establishment of agro-processing plants and agro-allied factories for value-addition to agricultural commodities produced by farmers. The development of agro-industries will bring a lot of benefits to the agricultural sector and the entire economy of the state.
Agro-Industries provide assured market for agricultural produce, promote the development of out-growers, enhance value addition and minimise post harvest losses. Overall, the development of agro-industries is an important element of government’s strategy for the creation of direct and indirect jobs and unleashing the agricultural potentials of the State for wealth creation.
The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer was created as a special purpose vehicle for the actualisation of job and wealth creation under the S.M.A.R.T agenda. The job and wealth creation scheme has been tagged OkowaPlus.